Nicosia

Province of Enna

Nicosia is a small village rich in history, architecture and culture. 

Located on four hills, Nicosia “the city of S.Nicolò”, has ancient origins dating back to the Byzantine period. Thanks to its wonderful location, it is a small village rich in history, architecture and culture. Federico II honoured it with the title “Civitas Costantissima”enriching the village with lots of important buildings. The most important cultural attractions of the village are the Cathedral, dedicated to S.Nicolò, which is considered one of the most relevant example of Gothic- Norman architecture in Sicily and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, built in the 13th century, has a huge Baroque main entrance and late Renascence interior.

People live here:

14.132

Attractions:

Infiorata(6-7/06) traditional festival

Palio Nicosiano(August 2) traditional medieval festival

Sagra del Nocattolo (September 6) typical food festival

How to get there:

By Car:

From Palermo and Messina

Get on Autostrada, exit S.Stefano di Camastra. Take SS117 to Mistretta, exit Nicosia.

From Catania

Get on Autostrada, exit Agira and continue to Nicosia

From Caltanissetta

Get on Autostrada, exit Ponte Cinque Archi. Take SS117, exit Nicosia Nord

Accommodations:

Park Hotel Perla di Engio 4 *

http://www.perladiengio.it/HPE/IT/Default.aspx

Hotel Costellazioni 4 *

http://www.oasiturismo.com/hotel-costellazioni.htm

B&B Diamante

http://www.bandbdiamante.it/

B&B San Giuseppe

http://www.bbsangiuseppe.it/

Country House Baglio San Pietro

http://www.bagliosanpietro.com/

Country House Capuano

http://www.agriturismocapuano.com/

Restaurants:

La Perla di Pancallo Restaurant

http://www.laperladipancallo.it

Oasi di Basciana Farmhouse

Address: ctr. Basciana, Nicosia, En 94014, Italy
Phone: +39 0935 640275
Masseria Perciata
Address: c.da Marrigo-Perciata | s.s. 120 Nicosia-Troina Km 108+34094014 Nicosia, Sicilia, Italia
Phone: +39 0935 640082
Villa Bruno Restaurant
Address: C.da Panotto Via S.M. la Nova snc94014 Nicosia, Sicily, Italy
Phone: +39 0935 633610
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