Il Faro di Brucoli

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Brucoli

Faro di Brucoli is a unique sensory experience to live Sicily, inebriated by the essence of the scents of the sea of this remote corner in the deep South of Europe

Il Faro di Brucoli (The Lighthouse of Brucoli) is located on the tip of the strip of land that is home to the ancient seafaring village of Brucoli, right next to the 15th century Aragonese Castle of Queen Giovanna. A unique place that smells of sea, sun and Sicily.
Built in 1911, the lighthouse is situated in the province of Siracusa, the southernmost corner of Italy and the gateway to that magnificent territory which has been called Val di Noto since the Arab period. It is inserted into the international circuits of cultural tourism and into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Property details

Skilfully renovated, today the ancient Lighthouse of Brucoli has become a luxury home facing onto the Ionian Sea with a spectacular view of the Etna Volcano and inserted into the history of the homonymous ancient seafaring village. Surrounded by sea, the Lighthouse offers guests a unique and fascinating holiday, inebriated by the perfumes of salt and the Mediterranean nature that embraces it. The Lighthouse is equipped with every comfort and furnished with designer items and furniture. On the ground floor there is a small wellness area with hammam, toilet and shower, a large living room with a fireplace at the centre, for the winter months, a dining room with a professionally equipped open kitchen. On the first floor, there are two large suites with a bathtub in the bedroom; both suites also have a bathroom with a spacious shower. On the same floor, there is a comfortable double room that can use the bathroom on the ground floor, when required. The highlight of the house is the enormous terrace that is reached through the fascinating tower to access the lantern. From here, you can enjoy a 180° view of the sea, where the mythical and celebrated Etna volcano rises in the background. The terrace is tastefully furnished and equipped with Jacuzzi and chromotherapy. From the terrace, descending three steps and travelling the wooden walkway you reach the private access to the sea, where there are two small deckchairs and easy access to the water.

Prices

FromToper day
6 persons
per week
6 persons
Minimum
Stay
02-0126-0242930005
27-0226-0350035005
27-0330-0464345005
01-0528-0571450005
29-0525-0678655005
26-0630-0792965005
31-0727-08107175007
28-0824-0992965005
25-0929-1078655005
30-1031-1257140005
  • Deposit

    (payable in cash upon arrival): EUR 500,00

  • Services included
    • Final cleaning
    • Beach towels
    • Electricity consumption
    • Sheets, pillow cases and bath towels
    • Consumption of water and gas
    • Mid-week cleaning and change of sheets and bath towels
  • Pets

    Pets allowed on specific request

  • Information about extra services
    • Transfer from/to airport € 120 for 4 people; € 220 for 5-6 people
    • Chef service for lunch or dinner: € 300 a day (maximum 6 people)
    • Breakfast from €10 to € 25 per person
    • Private boat trip with skipper for 6 people € 600 a day (excluding food and petrol)
    • 1/2 day tour (4-5 hours) with private guide to: Pantalica; Siracusa; Catania: € 250 for 6 people
    • One day tour with private guide to: Siracusa, Noto; Marzamemi (including tasting of fish and local products); Ragusa; Modica (including tasting of chocolate of modica); Scicli, Hyblaean Mountains; Etna Volcano; Valley of the Temples; Piazza Armerina: € 400 for 6 people

    The cost of the tour includes private guide + transfers. It does not include the cost of admission tickets and lunch.
    You will find a complete and detailed guide that you can download into your private area after the booking.

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Facilities

Indoor
  • Air conditioning
  • Log fire
  • Speaker for i-phone / i-pod
  • Satellite TV with Sky 52''
  • Electric heat pump heating (hot air)
  • Wi-Fi
Kitchen
  • Wine cellar
  • Ice-making machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave oven
Bathroom / Laundry
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
Outdoor
  • Private parking

Surrounding Area

Brucoli

Brucoli is a small tourist-fishing village in the province of Siracusa, a few minutes' drive from Catania. With a canal that runs alongside it for much of its length, Brucoli was born as a fishing village but thanks to its strategic position was joined in the 15th century to the Chamber of the Aragonese Queens. It is dominated by the Aragonese Castle, the construction of which was ordered by Queen Giovanna in 1467. The Lighthouse of Brucoli, built in 1912, electrified and modernised in the years that followed, rises precisely on the tip of Brucoli in a unique location. It is accessible from piazza Castello, travelling an area adjacent to the Aragonese Castle commissioned by King Giovanni II of Aragona and in front of the superb Etna Volcano. In 1956, the breathtaking panorama that stood in front of the Lighthouse in the past was narrated by the writer Giuseppe Tomasi of Lampedusa in his story “La sirena” also known with the name of “Lighea”. Several scenes from the famous TV series Commissario Montalbano have also been filmed along the port canal that flows alongside the Lighthouse. Many caves are still visible, along its two walls. They are characteristic dwellings of the Neolithic period. A vast area, the “Gisira”, a large limestone table sloping down to the sea, opens out to the west of the canal, where the traces of a Neolithic village have been found to the extreme North. Brucoli is also home to the single nave 19th century parish church, built several times and dedicated to St. Nicholas, the protector of sailors and patron of the village. According to a local tradition, the sailors of a ship invoked the Saint’s help during a storm and found shelter in the canal of Brucoli. As a token of gratitude, they brought into the church under construction the painting depicting Saint Nicholas enthroned; today it has become the high altarpiece. Today, the port-canal, foce del Porcària, can be navigated for a hundred metres from the source by small boats. Moving a few dozen feet into the canal, it is still possible to see the bridge over the river, used by the old women of the town to wash clothes. Each culture has left an inheritance of flavours, which have created a typical Mediterranean cuisine among the best in Italy and, in addition to one of the most renowned agro-food supply chains, it also boasts a wine tradition of ancient origins.
The area where Brucoli rises, which can reasonably be regarded as a sort of metaphor of the path of man, possesses a series of archaeological centres that are already recipients of a significant flow of tourists. The rocky necropolis of Pantalica and Palazzolo and the caves of the Brucoli canal are among the most important proto-historical sites in Sicily in which the traces of Neolithic settlements are very useful to understand the transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age on the island. The Archaeological Park of Siracusa gathers almost all the monumental Greek-Roman testimonies in a single location and strolling inside it, it is undoubtedly a unique experience for the presence of the latomies of Paradise, of the Intagliatella and St. Venera, where deep artificial caves and colourful rocky crags alternate with lush gardens and tall trees. Particularly important and interesting is also the Greek theatre built in the 5th century B.C. and then transformed in Roman times, protagonist to this day of great shows and performances of famous authors of antiquity.