Si Trova: in provincia di Catania
Lat: 37° 47' 11.84189" N - Long: 14° 50' 0.506973" E
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Bronte is famous all over the world for the delicacy of its pistachio and those who visit Bronte cannot absolutely miss tasting the various delicacies created with pistachio.
It was by decree of the Emperor Charles V that, in 1520, Bronte was built.
In 1799 the British admiral Horatio Nelson was awarded the title of Duke of Bronte by Ferdinando I of the Two Sicilies with a significant donation of land, including the Castle and the church of St Mary near Maniace.
During the Risorgimento the town was the scene of a controversial episode known as the Bronte Revolt: on 8 August 1860, the peasants of Bronte rebelled, occupying the lands of the landowners, giving credit to the promises of equitable distribution of land by Garibaldi ; the revolt was suppressed by Nino Bixio through a retaliation, passed into history as the Bronte Massacre.
The territory of Bronte has a varied and interesting conformation both for the high degree of biological diversity and for the quality of the entities represented there and above all for the stupendous and uncontaminated nature that distinguishes it.
More than half of the territory of Bronte (10,000 hectares) is part of the Etna Park and 3,871 hectares are part of the Nebrodi Park; part of the remaining territory is also part of the protected area of the Simeto Lava River and the Alcantara River Park.
The Bronte territory and environment represent a collection of natural beauties characterized by a singular succession of vegetation and crops as different as they are luxuriant.
Agricultural cultivations, secular woods surrounded by streams and small lakes, evocative lava landscapes make it a place still partially uncontaminated and picturesque.
In order to protect and revive environmental beauties, increase tourism and fully exploit all the resources present in the territory, the Municipality of Bronte has received the title of "Town of art".
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