Lento, Corsica, small village near Saint Florent

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Lento is one of a group of villages in the mountains of northern Corsica, south of Saint Florent and with the Castagniccia region to the south and Casinca to the east.

High on a rocky promontory, Lento has lovely views across the Golu Valley and the Nebbio region stretching as far as Saint-Florent.

Exploring Lento

In Lento itself, stroll along the streets around the church to enjoy the traditional stone houses and steep streets winding around the hillside, constantly interrupted by the views across the countryside.

The main monument in the village is the Church of Saint Mary-Magdalene, a traditional Corsican church with a stone roof, two statues inset in the facade, and containing some notable paintings by a local artist.

The bright painting of the church contrasts effectively with the faded beauty of the houses in the village center. Note the 'Monument aux morts' just to the side of the church.

There are also two small chapels of interest in Lento - the Chapel San Cipriano and the Chapel San Cervone.

Attractions nearby

Several of the other hamlets and villages in this region of Corsica also deserve a visit while you are exploring the region - we suggest Bigorno, Scolca and Volpajola among others.

You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.

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Map of Lento and places to visit

Places to visit near Lento

Nebbio

Nebbio

The Nebbio is a quiet region south of Saint-Florent known for its villages and vineyards

Nebbio guide

Desert des Agriates

Desert des Agriates

The only desert in Europe, Agriates has some lovely beaches and a popular coastal footpath

Desert des Agriates guide

Morosaglia

Morosaglia

Morosaglia in the Castagniccia region is best known as the birthplace of Pasquale Paoli, first leader of Corsica

Morosaglia guide

La Porta

La Porta

La Porta is a village in the Castagniccia region known for its imposing baroque style church and decorative tall belltower

La Porta guide

Moltifao

Moltifao

Moltifao is a village in an imposing hilltop position with great views in all directions

Moltifao guide

Casinca

Casinca

Casinca is a picturesque region of hill villages in north-east Corsica between Castagniccia and Bastia

Casinca guide

Popolasca

Popolasca

Popolasca is a small village in the mountains of central Corsica in the shadow of the very scenic rocky ridge of the aiguilles de Popolasca

Popolasca guide

Saint-Florent

Saint-Florent

Saint-Florent is a popular resort in northern Corsica, with easy access to stunning beaches and other scenic highlights

Saint-Florent guide