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The history of the village is linked to that of the Castle, located on an enchanting small promontory overlooking the sea, around which the legend of the Scoglio del Pianto revolves. In Brolo you can access through two doors to admire the historic center, which will lead those who visit it back in time of many centuries. Inside the center of the village, you can admire the ancient sentry boxes, the sixteenth-century walls and the first residential area of the village.
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  • Village with castle
The beach  | Gandolfo Cannatella/shutterstock.com
The beach
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Brolo  | leoks/shutterstock.com
Brolo
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Torre delle Ciavole between Brolo and Gioiosa Marea  | Roberto La Rosa/shutterstock.com
Torre delle Ciavole between Brolo and Gioiosa Marea
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Brolo  | @valentinabolgia
Brolo
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From the belvedere of Capo d'Orlando  | Giulio Tellarini - e-borghi Community
From the belvedere of Capo d'Orlando
Giulio Tellarini - e-borghi Community
Castle of Brolo, Interiors  | Giulio Tellarini - e-borghi Community
Castle of Brolo, Interiors
Giulio Tellarini - e-borghi Community
The Aeolian scent from Brolo Castle  | Giulio Tellarini - e-borghi Community
The Aeolian scent from Brolo Castle
Giulio Tellarini - e-borghi Community
Castle of Brolo, Hall of Stemma  | Giulio Tellarini - e-borghi Community
Castle of Brolo, Hall of Stemma
Giulio Tellarini - e-borghi Community
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About the village

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.

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
Via Dante - Tel. 0941-565371

BY CAR

  • Along the highway the closest exits to the center of Brolo are:
    - Exit Brolo - Capo d'Orlando Est (A20 Messina-Buonfornello)
    - Rocca di Capri Leone exit (A20 Messina-Buonfornello)

ON THE TRAIN

  • Capo D'orlando station
  • Patti station - S. Piero Patti

BY PLANE

  • Reggio Calabria airport
  • Catania airport

Events

sunday
13
september, 2020

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows Luminaria del Lacco

thursday
25
march, 2021

Maria SS. Annunziata

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The castle of Brolo, whose construction dates back to the tenth century AD, is situated on a charming promontory upon the sea in the metropolitan city of Messina. The Norman building was once known under the name Voab, whose meaning is "Sea Fortress", because of its geographical and strategic position. In fact, it dominates the medieval village below with its magnificent tower.Of the original complex of the Castle remains the wall...
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