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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Scott Witt (12 months ago)
Historic castle that seems to have been partially coopted by a private company. It is built directly next to the ocean so there are rocks you can walk on to see the back side of the castle. There also seems to be some decent fishing spots adjacent to the castle as well. You have to park on the street leading to or away from the castle but if you are lucky enough there are a few parking spots in front of the castle.
Mandy Young (3 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
Mandy Young (3 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 (3 years ago)
Boring, this city has nothing for you.
Katarzyna Malecka (3 years ago)
Nice to take a look at :)
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