Torre di Federico II

Enna, Italy

Torre di Federico is an octagonal ancient tower that was allegedly a summer residence of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen. The two floors possess beautiful vaults. The aspect of the building is austere. It was part of a bigger complex, named Old castle and destroyed by Arabs. Remnants include some pieces of the old, imposing walls on the top of the green hill where the Tower rises.

The tower is an imposing 26 metres high, has a diameter of 17 metres and its walls are 3.5 metres thick.

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Via Flora 17, Enna, Italy
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Aram Gakavian (24 days ago)
A must visit when in town. The view on the top of the tower is spectacular! You can get a multi access ticket so you can access this site and Lombardia Castle (Castello di Lombardia).
Barron Stark (2 months ago)
Enna is a stunning city nestled on top of a mountain that you won't believe until you see it with your own eyes. During my visit, I climbed up to the top of the tower located in the center of the city and was amazed by the breathtaking views of Sicily in every direction. Although the climb up the tower can be a bit challenging, the peaceful atmosphere at the top, accompanied by the sound of church bells and a refreshing breeze, made it all worth it. If you are in central Sicily and want to enjoy an unforgettable panoramic view, don't miss out on Enna!
Ondrej Dolejsi (10 months ago)
Pleasant walk through the park to the tower overlooking the city. The path twists couple of times around the tower and it's basically completely in the shade of the trees. There are 111 steps to the top of the octagonal tower, with one floor in the middle showcasing crests and history of each of the city parts. On the roof you'll find amazing 360 degree views of not just the city itself but you can see Etna to the east and beautiful nature all around.
Louisa Rose Harkness (2 years ago)
This tower offers fantastic views of Enna, as well as an insight into local history. Upon entering, one encounters a small museum, set across multiple layers. After climbing the stairs, one is greeting with a 360° view of Enna and the rolling hills. Entry is extremely cheap- no more than a few euros. For students, it was even less. I would advise spending an hour or so here. The tower is also surrounded by a lovely park, where one could eat lunch.
Petr Procházka (2 years ago)
A view from the tower is really nice and definitely worth a visit, even though it’s a little bit far away from the Center.
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