Si Trova: ad Enna
Lat: 37° 33' 46.89364" N - Long: 14° 16' 24.80758" E
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A few hundred meters from the exact center of Sicily, this tower was built and inhabited by Frederick II.
From the tower, located at 950 m above sea level, the panorama includes all three Sicilian seas, Mount Etna and the other main reliefs; it was also probably used for astronomical observations.
It is certainly reductive to affirm that the tower had exclusively defensive purposes, but it has all the indispensable elements for protection; so only two of its eight sides are blind, while all the others have loopholes and windows.
Today it is accessed through a door located on the ground floor, but the original entrance was between the second and third loopholes, therefore raised compared to the floor, and turned directly on the internal staircase that connects the three floors of the tower.
The ground floor and the first floor are structurally very similar, both covered by a beautiful umbrella roof and illuminated by three loopholes in the first and two large windows in the second.
At the center of the ground floor you can see an ancient cistern still unexplored, covered only by a sheet of glass.
The last floor is today without roof; a platform allows you to look out and enjoy the beautiful landscape.
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