Troina (Sicilian: Traina) is a town and comune (municipality) in the province of Enna, Sicily, southern Italy. It is located in the Nebrodi Park.

Troina
Comune di Troina
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Location of Troina
Troina is located in Italy
Troina
Troina
Location of Troina in Italy
Troina is located in Sicily
Troina
Troina
Troina (Sicily)
Coordinates: 37°47′N 14°36′E / 37.783°N 14.600°E / 37.783; 14.600Coordinates: 37°47′N 14°36′E / 37.783°N 14.600°E / 37.783; 14.600
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceEnna (EN)
Government
 • MayorSebastiano Fabio Venezia
Area
 • Total168.28 km2 (64.97 sq mi)
Elevation
1,121 m (3,678 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[2]
 • Total9,209
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
DemonymTroinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
94018
Dialing code0935
Patron saintSt. Sylvester
Saint dayJune 3
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Excavations have proved that the area of Troina was settled as early as the 7th millennium BC (a farm dating from that period, and a later necropolis). Of the Greek town (most likely known as Engyon) parts of the 4th-century-BC walls remain, while from the Roman age are baths. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire it was a Byzantine stronghold and during the Islamic period the religious and moral capital of the Greek and Christian orthodox part of Sicily; Roger I of Sicily had in its castle (which he captured in 1061) also a start base of his conquest of the island.

During World War II, Troina was the site of a battle between the Allies and the Axis forces. The town was mostly destroyed during the six-day fighting (31 July – 6 August 1943).

In 2021 the town began selling homes for as little as one euro in an effort to lure residents and increase the population size.[3]

Main SightsEdit

Twin townsEdit

Troina is twinned with :

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2007-02-24.
  3. ^ "Troina: The Italian town that will pay you to restyle a €1 home". CNN.

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