04 May Brucoli, Siracusa
Brucoli is set within a natural bay protected from winds and currents making it a favourite mooring for motorboats and sailing boats.
It is a small friendly fishing village where boat owners and visitors head to for “granita”, newspapers, aperitifs and dinner. There is not much else other than a Norman Fortress looking on to the plumes of white smoke of Etna.
Because of its proximity to Catania, the location is chosen mainly by young tourists, attracted by the diverse and lively nightlife that the city has to offer.
Although there is a small bay, the coastline is pure rock pushing abruptly to the sea, with cliffs as high as ten meters which plunge into a beautiful blue base, creating small caves and creeks for fish and crustaceans, easily visible for those who equip themselves with a mask and snorkel.
The natural landscape is rather scarred by numerous new buildings right next to the coast. For those looking for breathtaking natural landscapes, our advice is to take a break for a few days in Brucoli, to get to know its beautiful backdrops, and to get on the road heading south to discover the south-east coast of Sicily.
If you are looking for serene and beautiful long golden beaches, these are alongside the Vendicari Nature Reserve, about a 45 min drive away.
Syracuse is only half an hour drive. Here, you can walk in the Greeks’ footsteps in the ancient Neapolis, or stroll down the alleys of the picturesque town centre of Ortigia.
The delightful baroque town of Noto is a mere 40-minute by car.
You will have plenty of places to choose from in the vicinity and a patchwork of beautiful landscape and baroque towns like Ragusa, Scicli and Modica.