The lake village of Lesina is an important tourist center in the north of Apulia, known for its famous eel.
 
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Lesina

The capital of the lagoon
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Village of Lesina
Municipality of Lesina
Province of Foggia
Puglia region
Inhabitants: 6.347
Center altitude: 5 m s.l.m.
Protected natural areas:
Parco Nazionale del Gargano
Riserva naturale Lago di Lesina

Patronal feast
San Primiano Martire - 15 maggio
Municipality of Lesina
Piazza Aldo Moro - Lesina (FG)
tel: 0882990711

The lake village of Lesina, located in the Gargano National Park, between the Tavoliere delle Puglie and the Gargano promontory, is the small capital of the homonymous lake. Founded by Dalmatian fishermen, its roots date back to Roman times, when the area was known as Alexina.

Today Lesina is an important tourist center in the north of Apulia, especially for the area overlooking the sea where there is Marina di Lesina, repeatedly awarded among the Italian tourist resorts for the purity of its waters.

Considered one of the largest lagoons in the Mediterranean and known for its fresh waters, the queen of the local cooking, the famous eel, a Slow Food presidium, lives in Lake Lesina.
The eel soup is one of the traditional dishes of the village and is prepared with tomato, salt, chilli, the addition of "scalded" vegetables and served with slices of bread. Another typical product of the Lake of Lesina is the "salicornia", also known as sea asparagus, inserted in the "Atlas of typical agri-food products of Apulia" for the typical recipe of salicornia in oil.

Whoever arrives in Lesina cannot miss the Naturalistic Museum, with an aquarium composed of 14 tanks where it is possible to see numerous fish species of the lake and an exhibition on ancient fishing tools and traditional local furnishings.
While in Ripalta, a hamlet of Lesina, it is possible to admire the castle and the ancient church of Santa Maria di Ripalta.

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Other destinations nearby

Termoli
Termoli
Termoli, in the province of Campobasso, is an ancient village, named by the old country citizens.
Campobasso - 33.46 KM from Lesina
Cagnano Varano
Cagnano Varano
Cagnano Varano, in the Gargano National Park, is known for the famous Grotta di San Michele.
Foggia - 34.99 KM from Lesina
Larino
Larino
The village of Larino is located in Molise.
Campobasso - 37.18 KM from Lesina
Pietramontecorvino
Pietramontecorvino
Between thick woods and clear springs of the Northern Dauni Mountains, stands Pietramontecorvino, in Puglia.
Foggia - 39.71 KM from Lesina
Carpino
Carpino
Carpino, a small agricultural center, is considered one of the most characteristic villages of the Gargano National Park.
Foggia - 41.73 KM from Lesina
Rodi Garganico
Rodi Garganico
The village of Rodi Garganico is located in Puglia inside the Gargano National Park.
Foggia - 44.75 KM from Lesina

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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