Brucoli Castle

Brucoli, Italy

The Aragonese Castello di Brucoli was built in the 15th century as a watch tower to guard the coast and monitor and protect against Turkish-Barbarian raids. It underwent several additions and alterations in the following centuries, e.g walls with circular towers at the corners were added in the 16th century.

The Castle of Brucoli dominates much of the Gulf of Catania and was therefore used as a watch and guard post in the 18th century, hosting a military garrison in the employ of the nearby fortress of Augusta. It guarded also the port of Brucoli. 

Despite the effects of time, the castle is in good condition.

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Via Canale 1, Brucoli, Italy
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Founded: 1468
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.myguidesicily.com

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Mandy Young (2 years ago)
The castle is an impressive feature on the landscape but not one you can explore, however the town of Brucoli is a culinary delight with the best ice creams and seafood restaurant, Al Castello on the island
Marcin Sadlik (2 years ago)
Boring, this city has nothing for you.
Katarzyna Malecka (2 years ago)
Nice to take a look at :)
Yami Yume (3 years ago)
Very beautiful Castle, but unluckily it's always closed and abandoned to itself. It would have been better to restructure it, to secure the premises and make it accessible for visiting the interior.
Simo Calandra (3 years ago)
This place is nice for a little visit! Bummer that it is not opened for visitor to look inside. On a clear day you can see the majestic Mt Etna from here and it is all very stimulating! Overall, it is worth visiting as the location is great! Brucoli has many nice restaurants and it is a lovely town! Nearby you can do some nice snorkelling and get a very nice feel about what the Mediterranean sea is about. I wish they would introduce more facilities for tourists to enjoy their staying!
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