Our visit to Enna was brief, simply a short stop on our trip across Sicily. Nevertheless, our Enna memories will always sit happily in my heart. Ben and I spent our one afternoon and evening in Enna wandering the sleepy Summer town in the centre of Sicily...
First, we parked our car, wedged ever so graciously between little cars and ancient churches, and then checked into our accommodation. Bianko and Bianko, our bed and breakfast, was one of our most favourite beds of the trip, it was truly adorable and offered the most deletable, soft almond cookies. I highly recommend staying here.
We then walked down the road to Baglio Balata, where we devoured plates of creamy ragu pasta and salad for lunch.
Afterwards we ignored the heat and explored the castle, before climbing to the highest point in Enna...
Sitting in the square with soda, we watched the evening float in.
And then dove into steaks for supper at Antica Hostaria, sharing pasta with cream, bacon and pistachios, as well as grilled vegetables (radicchio love - Ben is obsessed), a mixed grill and the most divine steak with pesto butter sauce. Heaven.
The next morning we were up bright and early, off for more adventuring. A brief visit, yes, but well worth the hill climb. I will forever fondly remember that pesto butter steak and those almond cookies...and that blessed feeling, like we were standing on top of the world.
Length of stay: 1 night - a great amount of time, I feel. Enna is a fairly small town (although bigger than many in Sicily), and we enjoyed our brief visit.
Accommodation: Bianko and Bianko- practically perfect in every way.
Highlights: feeling like it was just the two of us in this ancient, elevated, beautiful town. And that steak...