BRUCOLI

 

Brucoli is a seaside resort in the province of Siracusa, standing few kilometres from Augusta. The road leading there is particularly charming as it makes its way through a series of olive-groves.

The presence of a harbor area contributed to the resortís growth over the centuries. A castle would be built in the 15th century that served to defend it; around this grouped the earliest settlers. The building consists of a square tower that has undegone some works of reinforcement throughout time, notably the addition of corner towers and defensive walls designed to protect the town from pirate raids.

The Porcaria creek flowing nearby makes the hamlet even more interesting. Near its last reach were found relics from settlements of the Neolithic and Bronze ages. A holiday village has contributed to boost tourist flow of recent.

The Santuario della Madonna Adonai is worth visiting.