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Villa “Garden of Brucoli” ( in Italian “Giardini di Brucoli”) is situated in the southeast of Sicily, just about 20 minutes from Catania’s airport, close to the stunning baroque towns of Syracuse and Noto. The villa distances 600 meters from a beautiful sandy beach and it is close to the famous white rock plateau beach called “Balata”. Villa “Garden of Brucoli” is a modern villa with a garden of 1200m² annexed around. There are two big terraces from which you can enjoy a spectacular view both of mount Etna and the lagoon of Brucoli, a characteristic old fishing village with many shops, pizzerias and restaurants where you can try a delicious swordfish or the famous dish “pasta with sea urchins”. Villa “Garden of Brucoli” is a single level house of 107 m² and it’ s pleasant cool inside. There is a large well equipped kitchen, a living room with a fold-out couch (double size bed), 1 bedroom with king bed and 1 cradle, 1 bedroom with a bunk bed and another fold-out couch for a total of eight sleeps. A large modern bathroom with washing machine available. All rooms are have air-conditioning and newly furnished. All rooms have direct access to terraces and garden. The outdoor of our villa offers also a comfortable parking area for 3 cars, external shower zone, and green lawn where the kids can play in safety. Paying just a modest fee of some euros reserved to residents, you can use the beautiful and large swimming pool and tennis fields located next to the house. We speak English and if you wish we can also pick you up from/to airport, arrange tours to famous Taormina, Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, Piazza Armerina, one of the most particular town of the Island with its “Villa del Casale” (Roman mosaics) and Greek temples of Agrigento, worth a visit.
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Brucoli is a fishing village in the province of Syracuse. The village of Brucoli is situated about 5 km from Augusta with a channel that complements for much of its length and is born as a fishing village. On the walls, along the Channel, there are numerous caves, typical dwellings of the Neolithic age. West of the Channal opens a vast area, the ''Gisira ''WHERE IS SITUATED OUR VILLA, a large Gisira tavoliere calcareous slopes down towards the sea, where the extreme north lie the remains of a Neolithic village. In the midst of this panorama is the village with the glistening sea, the sky cobalt, the port-channel and drowed by age castle that the Sun of summer noon, with prodigious Alchemist's magic, becomes a fantastic Golden ancient Manor. According to Thucydides recounts in his Peloponnesian War (VI .4), here came the first Greeks from Megara, led by the oikistes Lamis, who on the banks of the river Pantakyas founded a village, to which he gave the name of Tròtylon. From this first landing, headed to Lentini and from there expelled from Chalcis founded before Thapsos and Megara Hyblaea. On the plateau of Gisira there is an oasis of greenery, stands the sanctuary of the Madonna of Adonai, with the adjoining monastery, built on a natural Grotto, already use Greek, on whose back wall you can see a figure of the Madonna with child Jesus which, according to tradition, was painted in the 4th century by the Bishop of Lipari Agathon, took refuge here to escape persecution. The river Porcària, the ancient Pantakyas, before reaching the contrada ' Bay ', Asilah, Arcila in a loop from the walls of the cavity presents high bronze age graves, all along the Ridge called Maccaudo Valley. In past centuries it seems that the River was navigable for a long is inland, and was used for the transport of goods from the coast inland. Brucoli with its port-channel was annexed in the fifteenth century into the House of Queens Aragoneses. The Governor Giovanni Cabastida, by order of Queen Giovanna, in 1467, he built the Castle guarding the warehouse and Emporium where she loaded cargo. Brucoli loader (so they were called the ports from which it departed and arrived goods) in Aragoneses age was very important for his work and was merged at the royal property. In a wing of the castle was used as a small church, the first in the country, and on the South-western tower were built two pillars like a campanile. Always inside the castle there was a room used as a burial place. The 19th-century parish church with nave, built on several occasions, is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, patron saint of mariners and patron of the country. According to a local tradition, sailors of a ship called in the middle of the storm and found refuge in Brucoli. As a sign of gratitude brought the Church under construction the painting depicting St. Nicholas enthroned, today became the altarpiece of the high altar. The Church suffered severe damage as a result of the earthquake of December 13, 1990. Secured and re-opened on May 25, 1997, was restored and reopened for worship on December 18, 2005. Of great value is the 19th-century wooden statue of St. Nicholas, which is preserved at the high altar, behind the picture depicting the Saint. For quantity of goods exported, Brucoli, often exceeded the port of Augusta. Today the port-channel, Porcària, mouth is navigable for about one hundred meters from the mouth by small tonnage vessels since the bottom, over the years, has gone increasingly rising. With appropriate interventions could be cleared and dredged to make it easier to pleasure boats or fishing. Deeper than a few dozen yards inside the channel, you can still see the bridge on the River, used by the old women of the town as a washtub. On the last Sunday of July there is the feast of the patron St. Nicholas. Every second year we celebrate with a long procession of boats on the sea. Offshore, the boat carrying the statue of the Patron Saint is thrown overboard a laurel wreath in memory of the fallen of the sea. On December 6, the day of the liturgical feast of Saint Nicholas, the Patron Saint is remembered with a solemn celebration. Every August 5, by several centuries, from the parish church began a pilgrimage, crossing the river and follow the ancient road leading to the contrada Gisira, reaches the sanctuary of the Madonna of Adonai, in which mass is celebrated. The Sunday that follows the March 19, in piazza san Nicola is the characteristic ' Auction of Saint Joseph ', in which they sell the gifts that families bring to the patron saint of Providence, including a local pizza feature called ' cuddurùni '