Comune di Bruzzano Zeffirio
The ancient town of Bruzzano is located in a valley washed by the Bruzzano torrent and towering about 90 metres above the rocks of Capo Bruzzano. Its territory is covered in lush vegetation and surrounded by citrus orchards. As some historians have put forward, the town owe its origins to a group of Greek settlers who split into two different parties: one traveled inland and founded Bruzzano, while the other moved to the littoral and founded Locri Zefiria first, and Locri Epizefiri later.
A remarkable feature of Bruzzano is its abundance of spring waters, such as the thermal baths of Saint Fantino and the Munda springs at the foot of the hamlet of Motticella, whose waters are famous for their organoleptic properties. Furthermore, the castle of Bruzzano Calabro (also known as the Armenian Castle) can be admired on top of Rocca Armerina, the Armenian Rock, which falls within the municipal territory.
Nowadays, the castle and most city infrastructures find themselves in a state of utter disrepair caused by the devastating earthquakes they have been subject to during their history. The statue of Holy Mary of the Chain (kept at the sanctuary which bears the same name) is one of the few works of historic and artistic value that has managed to survive the ravages of time.