- Events & typical
products in Lentini
most important events in Lentini
- Saint Joseph: with the procession of the Holy Family on the stand in
on thursday i sepulcra, offering of trays with coins and budded
On friday scesa a' cruci e and the procession of the crucifield
Christ and of our Lady of Sorrows
- St. Alfio's day: i nuri, barefooted and semi-naked devotees
who between the 9th and the 10th of may run along a very old holy way
with the red martyrdom band around the body and a bunch of Flowers in
On the morning of the 10th the rite of the picciriddi spugghiati (undressed
children) (9-11 may)
week - Orange in blossom festival in which the schools celebrate the
orange blossom with exhibitions of local handicrafts and sale of
orange made products (first week of may)
tangerines and temple oranges
are the typical products for excellence that with their colour give
brightness to the green countries.
Have you ever tasted the orange salade?
is dressed with onion, parsley and extra-virgin olive-oil of course.
olives growing and the production of an excellent extra virgin oil
are also a characteristic of the little town; delicious are the "alivi
a' puddastredda" with oil, mint, garlie and vinegar.
not miss the ricotta cheese that it is possible to taste in
some shepheid's homestead with the rennet and the bread baked in the
specialties are the "mpanate', pizzas stuffed with little
broccolis or with potatoes, baked in the old stone ovens, together
with the pani i' casa (the famous Lentini bread) enriched with
sesame-seeds and the cudduruni with broccolis, wild beets and
Easter do not miss the cassateddi cakes stuffed with ricotta
cheese, eggs and cinnamon and the ciciliu consisting of a small
biscuit basket containing an egg.