A small yet perfectly formed holiday resort, nestled on the shores of the jewel-toned sea, Brucoli is a former fishing village, perched on a rocky peninsula on the east coast of Sicily. With all the amenities you might expect from a Sicilian seaside town, Brucoli holidays also offer scenes of captivating countryside with rolling agricultural hills and green-topped cliffs dipping into the cerulean sea. The breath-taking natural beauty of Brucoli blends well with its authentic village ambience. However, as evening falls, locals and tourists alike head to the bustling seafront where a selection of vibrant bars and restaurants livens up the town.
Choosing to rent a self-catered villa in Sicily allows you the freedom to set your own timetable, eating when you wish and utilising the extra space a hotel might struggle to provide. For a taste of the high-life, a larger group might consider one of our villas in Brucoli, set in the surrounding countryside, 8 kilometres away from the nearest sandy beach. The incredible Villa Feudale, a historical country estate, offers spellbinding vistas over Mount Etna and the Tyrrhenian Sea from its extensive grounds that include a private pool, tastefully decorated rooms and even a 17th century chapel. Lounge in front of the fire in the library when the weather turns cool or visit in the summer to take advantage of the outdoor kitchen and BBQ area. We can guarantee that you won’t want to leave. For similar properties, explore our luxurious retreats or other collections. Alternatively, contact us for further assistance.
As holiday towns go, Brucoli has the full package. Sun-seekers will enjoy the charming beaches and coves whilst hiking enthusiasts will delight in the lush countryside and close proximity to mighty Mount Etna. Couples will delight in a hand-in-hand stroll through the traditional streets, and friends looking for fun-filled evenings will rejoice in the town’s thriving nightlife.
Life in Brucoli centres around the seaside with plenty of caves, grottoes and bays to explore on this part of the coast. The crystal clear waters are ideal for snorkelers and swimmers seeking an aquatic adventure as the craggy cliffs that jut out around the resort provide shelter from the currents and winds of the coast.
Though there has been some tourist development right on the coast, many of the traditional fishermen’s houses of Brucoli have been lovingly restored and turned into accommodation and restaurants, retaining an authentic atmosphere in the winding village streets. The harbour is dotted with bobbing boats and owners bringing in the daily catch, whilst the 15th century fortress that once served as protection from pirates is well worth a visit.
Pack appropriate footwear and take to the countryside trails that surround Brucoli to explore Sicilian landscapes of undulating hills and rustic farmland. Additionally, some of the best hiking experiences in this region wait on the slopes of the magnificent volcano, Mount Etna, conveniently located just an hour away.
A stay in one of our Brucoli villas places you in the perfect location to explore the eastern regions of Sicily. The hubbub of Catania, with its UNESCO-listed old town and vibrant nightlife, is just a 45 minute drive to the north whilst a 30-minute drive south brings you to Syracuse with its fascinating archaeological sites and atmospheric island of Ortygia. Additionally, the Baroque towns of Ragusa and Noto are just an hour and a half drive south – visit these honey-coloured towns to experience a dreamscape of architectural splendour.