Leonforte has ancient origins dating back to the Byzantine and Arabic periods.
Located in the middle of the Erei mountains, Leonforte rises on the old ruins of the village Tabas. Thanks to the Byzantine sand Arabic eras the village had a special irrigation system where, thanks to the help of mills, they took advantage of the abundance of water and gave new opportunities for agricultural development, especially for olives and fruit. In 1610 the noble Nicolò Placido Branciforte founded a city which he named Leonforte, elevating it to the status of principality.
If you want to discover the story of this tiny village you can visit Palazzo Branciforte where Nicolò Placido Branciforte, the founder of the old town, used to live
People live here:
extra virgin oil
Sagra delle Pesche Tardive “Settembrine”, (3-4/10) typical local food festival
How to get there:
Superstrada Agrigento – Caltanissetta and then A19 PA-CT to Catania, exit Mulinello, follow SP 7A to Leonforte km13
A19 PA-CT to Catania, exit Mulinello, follow SP 7A to Leonforte
A19 PA-CT to Palermo,exit Mulinello, follow SP 7A to Leonforte Da Enna percorrere la S.S. 121 – Km 22.
Da Palermo percorrere l’autostrada A19 PA-CT, uscita Mulinello, seguire la SP 7A le indicazioni per Leonforte km 13
Hotel Bristol 3 *
Federico II Palace Hotel
Address: Corso Umberto 500, Leonforte, Sicily, Italy
Ristorante la Piramide
Pub Camurria Food Drink
Pizzeria la Stazione
Address: Via Scalo Pirato Snc | Stazione Ferroviaria Pirato-Leonforte, 94013 Leonforte, Sicily, Italy
Mobile: +39 3391080728