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In this article you will find out what to see in Calascibetta. This is a little-known medieval hamlet, but really very pretty and with some remarkable archaeological finds. The name has Arab origins, but it was the Normans who sanctioned the birth of the village around the 11th century. The country is also visible from Enna , from there you have a fantastic view over it and the surrounding hills.

What to see in Calascibetta
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Convent of the Capuchin friars, Calascibetta
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Carmelo Church, Calascibetta
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Mother Church, Calascibetta
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Il centro storico

Returning to the history of the village of Calascibetta, Ruggero the Norman had a castle built here (of which only a tower remains) which he surrounded by walls, making it the base of operations to attack and defeat the city of Enna . After many years, the scenic square overlooked by the tower and the adjacent church (Also commissioned by Roger the Norman) has been reopened, so you can visit it.

Another place to see is the Jewish quarter born in the fourteenth century . Jews live here far from Christians, but they were tolerated and engaged in trade, usury and crafts.

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Jewish quarter, Calascibetta

The caves

In via Carcere there are also ancient caves carved into the rock , probably of Byzantine origin. However, this is only a preview of what awaits you not far from the town, an entire village built into the rock, the Byzantine village or by Canalotto .

Finally in Calascibetta you can visit several churches, which are listed in the interactive map below.

Necropolis, calascibetta, via prison

Where to eat in Calascibetta

Finally, in Piazza Umberto I and nearby, you will find bars, pastry shops and restaurants, where you can eat typical products and dishes. In the La Lanterna restaurant you can enjoy excellent appetizers and meat and fish dishes.

Interactive map of Calascibetta

To locate yourself once in the area, click on the enlarge symbol at the top right of the map

What to see in the surroundings

Calascibetta is part of the province of Enna. Here you will find the most beautiful places to visit around Enna .

Typical dishes of Enna and surroundings

Calascibetta is located as mentioned in the province of Enna. Do you want to try the typical dishes in the Ennese area? Here I wrote an article on what to eat in Enna and surroundings.

Here instead you find the typical Sicilian dishes in general.