The Pro Loco Enna Proserpina has been working for four years rediscovering art and cultural traditions. Pro loco improves tourism, equipping every church and every monument of a QR code that allows tourists to take part to virtual visits with continuous updates. Moreover, in the pro loco info points, the tourists can visit virtually all of Sicily, thanks to Totem and computers available to enrich the information to the guests. The Pro Loco Enna Proserpina has committed to keep open one of the most beautiful churches in Enna, organizing exhibitions and concerts. It took care of fundraising to restore two paintings of the eighteenth century. Thanks to the pro loco of Enna, Sicilian language is studied at school thanks to a literary contest in dialect proposed annually which is at its IV edition. The pro loco Proserpina has promoted culture opening the museum Neglia and it has promoted art creating an event which enhances of the types of art produced in Enna. Moreover, it has promoted both the tradition with festivals and tastings of typical products, and folklore through the day of the local languages ​at theatre. Pro loco (from Latin literally in favour of a place), are local non-profit associations, created for the promotion and development of the territory. Many pro loco like ours have joined the Unpli (National Union of Italian Pro Loco) registered in the national register of associations of social promotion, which with about 6,000 registered Pro Loco has a total of about 600,000 members.
 

It is the highest provincial capital in Italy, known as Castrogiovanni until 1926. The city is also famous as urbs inexpugnabilis, as the Romans called it because it was unconquerable, navel of Sicily thanks to its geographical centrality in the island and also Belvedere of Sicily for its superb panoramic views. Thanks to its long history, Enna can boast one of the widest and most varied monumental heritage of the region, and some artistic and architectural treasures of a certain value placed on an axis that starts from Neglia Square, where stands the church of St. Thomas, going through the 5 largest squares in Enna alta, and ends at the Lombardy Castle, the most important monument. The Cathedral of Enna is the location of the Holy Week event that is a remarkable example of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in Sicily: built in the fourteenth century and deeply renewed about two centuries later, probably represents the highest artistic expression in the area of Enna, due to the size, the magnitude and the exquisite works including some frescoes by Borremans and the fascinating blend of different styles.

Pergusa village otherwise known simply as Pergusa is the most important suburb of Enna. Pergusa develops at about 5 km in the south of mount Enna among lush and rolling hills. The village lies in the shores of the picturesque Lake Pergusa the only natural lake in Sicily. This lake is the real magnet of the area because of its high naturalistic value. A great peculiarity of the lake is the fact that periodically it becomes red as if a halo of blood fluttered on its waters. It is actually a natural phenomenon due to the presence of a small Cherry Shrimp. It releases a pigment that spreads in water and in its bacteria giving them their peculiar red colour. It is a protection from the sun's rays. During the ancient world, some poets celebrated The rape of Proserpine one of the most fascinating mythological episode. The stretch of water is a vital location for the Palaearctic migratory movement of birds because of its geographic location and for being a wet oasis in a landscape dominated by drought for a long period of time. Along the coast of the lake there is the Autodromo of Pergusa built in 1951. It was the scenario of prestigious international events including Formula 1, Superbike World Championship and Targa Florio with the participation of many legendary names in international motorsport. Around the circuit there is a road that joins it with the forest and the picnic area of ​​Selva pergusina, some resorts, hotels and the small village of Pergusa.

 

 

Contatti

Pro Loco Enna Proserpina sede legale c.da S. Giuseppe
94100 Enna

Punto Pro Loco città di Enna
accoglienza turistica
Via Lombardia
(All'interno del Castello di Lombardia)
Enna
Tel.093524911

Chiosco punto Pro Loco piazzale antistante Castello di Lombardia Tel.09351820196

sede amministrativa/uffici
presso Tribuna Autodromo
Pergusa, Enna


+39.3401482641
prolocoproserpina.enna@gmail.com