An important site coincides with the rocky spire at the eastern end of the high ground on which the city of Enna stands.
The site is known as the Rocca di Cerere, an important site where the most important sanctuary dedicated to Demeter in Greek times, and then to Ceres in Roman times, is located.
The Rocca di cerere was only a part of the sacred area and together with the Castello di Lombardia were connected by special paths, rich in votive shrines and water springs. Similar features are found in some of the areas below the rocky spur. These were areas used for the performance of rituals by pilgrims who wanted to reach the temple. In today’s Contrada Santa Ninfa, on a limestone wall, it is possible to admire aedicules carved into the rocky surface.
The Rocca di Cerere constitutes a unique symbolic space, heir to a great historical, cultural and even mythological heritage. In March 2018, in fact, the Commission for the Intangible Heritage of Sicily deliberated the inscription of the asset ‘Symbolic Space of the Rocca di Cerere’.
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