Troina has a strategic importance for the communication between eastern and western Sicily during the Roman and Arab periods.
Troina is an old necropolis located on the top of the mountains shows evidence of just how old the origins of this beautiful village are. Due to its strategic importance for the communication between eastern and western Sicily, Troina has had a lot of different colonisations. Under the Roman period this village was greatly expanded and experienced prosperity, as well as during the Saraceno rule where Christian and Muslim communities co-habited together, leaving Troina with stunning monuments and astonishing buildings. During the Second World War part of the centre was destroyed and a lot of its monuments perished, however it is still possible to visit the Cathedral of Troina, a Norman building characterised by a neoclassical facade where inside it has preserved a painting by Giuseppe Velasquez. The Church of San Agostino, built in 1502 has an octagonal plan and a beautiful facade characterized by Neoclassical decorations. The Church of San Silvestro, erected in 1625, includes impressive columns with Corinthian decorations and majestic statues made with the local precious white marble.
People live here:
Festa di Sant’Antonio Abate (15-17/01), holy celebration
Festino di San Silvestro (21/05- 6/06). includes a series of traditional celebrations such as: Festa Rami, Ddrata, Kubbaita, Sagra della Vastedda cu Sammucu
How to get there:
Follow E90 and A20 to SS117 in Reitano. Take exit Santo Stefano di Camastra from A20/E90, and then follow SS117 and SS120 to Via Conte Ruggero in Troina
Follow A19 to Strada Provinciale 21/SP21 in Agira. Take exit Agira from A19, continue on Strada Provinciale 21/SP21. Take Strada Provinciale 22/SP22, Via Regione Siciliana and SP34 to Via Conte Ruggero in Troina
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