Lat: 37° 17' 0.936493" N - Long: 15° 11' 9.723987" E
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Thousands of years ago, what is now the torrent Porcaria, was a real river with rather tumultuous waters; this particularity gave it the name of Pantakyas.
The river has carved into the rock the current channel of Brucoli, enchanting natural beauty, served as a landing place for the first Greek settlers of Sicily who founded here a town called Trotylon, before moving to Tapsos.
Then it served as a loader during the Middle Ages and today is in part used as a port by numerous fishing vessels.
Going up the canal's waters, among magnificent glimpses, you come across the high rock walls dug by the river, with frogs and dragonflies, and with caves once inhabited by men from the nearby Neolithic village, and used as an air raid shelter during the Second World War.
Today we discover...
An impregnable fortress where the Temple of Venus stood
Castello di Venere
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