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Trip Planner Europe  /  Italy  /  Sicily  /  Province of Messina  /  Brolo
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Things to do: historic sites, nightlife
Brolo is a comune in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 130km east of Palermo and about 60km west of Messina.Brolo borders the following municipalities: Ficarra, Naso, Piraino, Sant'Angelo di Brolo.Until 1960 the economy was mostly based on agriculture, the main produces including olives and lemons. Now the economy is based on buildings houses, commerce and some summer-tourism.HistoryDuring the Roman era Brolo was called Brolium, meaning "garden" or "Park" in Latin, and was crossed by the Via Valeria. In the Middle Ages it had a castle on the sea, around which, probably from the 11th century, a fishermens' settlement arose. Bianca Lancia, mistress and wife of Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, probably lived in the castle during the 13th century according to some historiographers. It was the scene of an amphibious landing during the Battle of Sicily in World War II.Demographic evolution Colors= id:lightgrey value:gray id:darkgrey value:gray id:sfondo value:rgb id:barra value:rgb
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