The village of Brolo is situated along the Tyrrhenian coast, in Sicily, and surrounded by the mountain chain of the Nebrodi.
 
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Village of Brolo
Municipality of Brolo

Province of Messina
Region Sicily

Inhabitants: 5.783
Altitude center: 8 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Sea villages

Municipality of Brolo
Via Dante - 98061 Brolo
Tel. 0941-565371

Il Borgo di Brolo (Brolu in Sicilian) is situated along the Tyrrhenian coast, in Sicily, and surrounded by the mountain chain of Nebrodi. The territory is characterized by surfaces intended for agriculture, mainly citrus groves, the most widespread species is the lemon (Citrus limon), it the predominant cultivation is the Femminello comune from which it originated, due to the characteristics of the local microclimate, the cultivar of Femminello di Brolo, called 'u Cucuzzaru. Occasionally between citrus fruits are inserted olive trees, that apparently serve to meet the need of oil of individual owners, but that in the past joined to the main utility of trees windbreak, the boundary of the property. In the vicinity of the scattered houses we find subsidiaries citrus, various species of fruit trees and some plots of land intended for orchards, which meet the needs of individual families.

The history of the old original medieval village is born and develops around the Castle, built almost to peak on the sea, the manor dominated a vast stretch of the tyrrhenian coast, protecting the underlying beaches from pirate raids. This building used to control the coast, together with the fishermen village was known in the Norman period, with the term Voab, toponym bequeathed as a legacy from the previous Arab domination and whose meaning is Rocca marina. The port of Brolo was the only present in this stretch of coastline, signaled by the geographer Edrisi in 1154 with the name of Marsa Daliah (the port of the screw) almost certainly was protected by an initial building used to the sighting of the Saracen ships. The expansion of Brolo takes place gradually; in the XVII century in short plain, below the castle, develops the inhabited center with the Mother Church was built by Ignazio Vincenzo Abate, Marquis of Longarino and Lord of Brolo, in 1764, and finally the building, along the strada regia, some nineteenth century palazzetti define the urban profile of the country.

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San Marco d'Alunzio
San Marco d'Alunzio
San Marco d'Alunzio is located in Sicily, inside the Parco dei Nebrodi.
Messina - 14.48 KM from Brolo
Alcara li Fusi
Alcara li Fusi
The village of Alcara li Fusi is located in Sicily within the Nebrodi Park.
Messina - 18.73 KM from Brolo
Floresta
Floresta
Floresta, in the Nebrodi Mounts Park is famous for its Provola cheese, among the excellences of its traditions. With its 1275 meters s.l.m. it is the highest municipality in Sicily.
Messina - 20.31 KM from Brolo
Montalbano Elicona
Montalbano Elicona
The village of Montalbano Elicona is located in Sicily.
Messina - 22.26 KM from Brolo
Novara di Sicilia
Novara di Sicilia
The village of Novara di Sicilia is located on the border between the Mounts Nebrodi and Peloritani mountains.
Messina - 31.04 KM from Brolo
Castroreale
Castroreale
The village that grew up around the fortress was renamed Castro and subsequently Castroreale, because it was the favorite residence of King Frederick III of Aragon.
Messina - 34.28 KM from Brolo

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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