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Brolo (Messina Province) is 91 km from Messina, alt. 8 m, on the Tyrrhenian coast, between Capo d'Orlando and Capo Calava, area 7.9 sq km, pop. 5,211, post-code 98061, tel. 0941. Economy: agriculture (citrus fruit, cereals, olives, grapes), boat building and light metalwork.

The town developed around the Lancia Castle; it had very busy port until the end of the 17th century when it became silted up, after the floods of 1593 and 1682, by the mountain torrents that flow around the outskirts of the town.

Of interest: medieval castle; luminaria di luccu and celebrated on the first Sunday in September.

Churches (Messina Diocese) include the following:

Our Lady of the Assumption (Chiesa Madre, founded 1764)

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about Brolo include:
Brolo Photos
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Sicilian Net

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily - A Reference for Researchers and is now available. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.

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