The seaside village of Brucoli
Sicily Sailing Experience organizes sailing tours to the most beautiful seaside locations in Sicily. Among these there is Brucoli, a village that lies about 5 km from Augusta and was born as a fishing village.
The history of Brucoli
Brucoli was born next to a natural channel along which are visible numerous caves, typical houses of the Neolithic age. To the west of the canal are the remains of a village dating back to the same period. Many remains are concentrated in a sort of limestone board called “Gisira“, rich in inlets, caves and hermitages. The latter are a testimony to the passage of Christians, as is the Black Madonna with the Child in her arms.
Two km from the town is the bay of Arcile: a bay overlooking the Gulf of Catania, has a steep coastline and a beach formed by pebbles of various sizes. Very popular is the “Rock of the turtle” name due to the particular shape that recalls the physiognomy of the animal.
The Patron Saint of Brucoli is St. Nicholas, protector of sailors. The liturgical feast of the Patron Saint falls on the 6th of December, but on the last Sunday of July, every other year, there is a procession of the simulacrum that is carried into the sea by a row of boats. It is a tradition much loved by the inhabitants of the place, and provides for the deposition of a laurel wreath at sea in memory of the fallen.
Also worth seeing is the Auction of St. Joseph, the Sunday after March 19.
Brucoli is easily accessible by car, but if you do not have it you can request a transfer service to our partner Sicily Day By Day, which will accompany you to these beautiful places on board comfortable minivans.