Castel d’Enna

Above Montagna, there is Castel d’Enna, towering into the sky.

The noble earls of Enna constructed their castle in the 12th century. First a chapel should have been constructed on a hill by order of the bishop. Next to this chapel the commissioner could construct his residence, which was composed of a defensive and residential tower and the above mentioned little chapel. Probably it was in behoof of the constructors to pruchase a new residence, as they also possessed Castelfeder. In these days it already started deteriorating. In this way the lords of the castle got around to a new residence in protected location. This construction later on served as basis for the subsequent castle complex.

Count Meinhard II conquered Castel d’Enna in a dispute and cleared out the noble Enn family. In the course of history their trace disappeared. Afterwards different families inhabited the castle. Until 1650 the Venetian Pietro Albrizzi embraced the castle and purchased it. After his death his descendants, the Zenobio Albrizzi family owned the castle and had it renewed in 1880.

Today Castel d’Enna cannot be visited as it is still inhabited. Only once a year there is a concert of a local music group of Montagna in the inner courtyard of the castle. On this evening the castle is also accessible for the public.

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