Leonforte


Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Leonforte

Area: Central Sicily

Leonforte is a charming village immersed in the countryside founded by Count Nicolò Placido Branciforti in 1610. The territory of Leonforte, however, preserves a very ancient history: in this place the ancient settlement of the Sicilians, one of the first peoples of Sicily, was built; the Byzantines built there the castle of Tavi, today reduced to a few ruins; With the subsequent Norman conquest the town passed into the hands of various nobles, until during the Spanish domination it passed to Branciforti.
The area surrounding Leonforte is rich in water, as evidenced by the monumental fountains that enrich the village, and has always been involved in intense agricultural activity as evidenced by the many rural buildings and mills that dot the surrounding area.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Leonforte

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

Where to stay

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Nearby Places


Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Leonforte. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!

Nicosia

Central Sicily

Agira

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Calascibetta

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Sperlinga

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Enna

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Valguarnera Caropepe

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