Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Useful information to fully enjoy your visit to Lentini. Attractions to see, Traditional Festival, events and things to do to have fun, food to taste, which items to buy, which interesting facts to know and where to stay on vacation in Lentini.
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Lentini, located on the slopes of the Iblei mountains in the San Marco Valley, is a cultural and artistic center of considerable interest.
Its origin is shrouded in myth, its history is long and tortuous: the ancient settlement, Leontinoi, it was founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC. In 476 BC. it was attacked by Hiero of Syracuse and fell under his power. The dominion of Syracuse was followed by that of the Romans, then of the Muslims, the Normans, the Swabians, the Angevins and the Aragonese. In 1693 it was destroyed by the terrible earthquake of Val Di Noto. It was then slowly rebuilt.
The new city, built on the rubble of the earthquake, presents the typical canons of the Sicilian Baroque. The archaeological park bears witness to its long history.
Lentini is surrounded by citrus groves. Among its typical products, the blood orange of Sicily stands out. Another typical product is Lentini bread, obtained from a very laborious manufacturing process.
What to see
Attractions to see in Lentini
Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Lentini. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!