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Piazza Armerina is a small town located in the province of Enna. The town gained its popularity thanks to Villa Romana del Casale, which today is a monument of ancient culture with the world's largest mosaic complex. The city is located on the slope of Mount Ereya, not far from Mount Enna.
A settlement existed on this place in the prehistoric period. In the XI century, a city began to emerge here. Gradually, buildings in the Gothic and Norman styles began to be erected in the city.
The most interesting in the city is the Cathedral, dating from the 17th century. The cathedral was built in the Baroque style, on the foundations of an ancient basilica, from which only the bell tower has survived to this day. Today, the cathedral houses an unusual double-sided crucifix and the icon"Madonna della Vittoria".
Near the cathedral is the Trigona Palace, which was the residence of the noble family of Piazza Armerina. Also worth a visit is Palazzo di Citta, built in the first half of the 17th century. The palace contains frescoes by Salvatore Martorana.
In Piazzo Armerina, as in other Italian cities, there are many churches, of which the Church of Fundro is worth noting, notable for its carved portal made of volcanic tuff. The interior decoration of the Basilica of San Giovanni Evangelista deserves special attention. The church was painted by Guglielmo Borremansa. Also of interest are the churches of Santa Anna and Santa Maria di Gesu.
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