Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Provincia: SR - Area: Siracusa surroundings

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 eat

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

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

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Lentini


Nearby Places

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!


Siracusa surroundings


Siracusa surroundings


Siracusa surroundings


Siracusa surroundings