Si Trova: a metà strada tra Catania e Siracusa
Lat: 37° 17' 3.013223" N - Long: 15° 11' 15.24719" E
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About halfway between Catania and Syracuse, the enchanting maritime village of Brucoli merges natural beauties, like the port-canal formed by the estuary of the Porcaria stream, with the history of the hamlet, determined by the presence of a loader which over the centuries has played an important role as a maritime port.
The latter was protected by the fifteenth century Castle around which the population has been progressively collected.
Brucoli is well equipped from the receptive point of view; it has a tourist port and premises, and is not far from the town of Augusta.
The view of Catania and Etna is magnificent.
In recent years some points of the village have been painted by the local painter Vittorio Ribaudo, who also took care to fresco the local church, refurbished after the earthquake of 1990.
The last stretch of the Porcaria torrent estuary has a particular charm, interesting by a naturalistical as well as historical point of view thanks to the presence of traces of Neolithic settlements dating back to the early Bronze Age; by a purely touristic point of view it is instead enhanced by the presence of a tourist village.
From a cultural point of view Brucoli must also be remembered for the presence of the Sanctuary dedicated to the Madonna Adonai which is the oldest sanctuary in Sicily and has been a place of refuge for the first Christians.
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