The municipality of Pozzallo it is characterized by a flat part and another sub-hilly part, it is located about 45 km from the city of Ragusa, and is enclosed in Modica e ispica, in fact it is a very small and not very extensive municipality in the province.

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Pozzallo Porto: the history

The oldest texts that tell the presence of man in this land are found in the district Bellamagna, Carpintera and Cozzo Rao; in these places, in fact, tombs dating back to theBronze Age ancient, dated between 2200 and 1450 BC. The famous Bellamagna necropolis it is the best known of the three, while the other two are much more incomplete sites.

La contrada Porrelloinstead, it is located a few kilometers from Pozzallo and is a late antique necropolis. Furthermore, in 1908, in a land that belonged to the Marquis Corrado Tedeschi, a container was found that contained 600 coins from the Roman era.

Also in the late antiquity one is placed necropolis formed by two hypogea; artifacts have been found that dated back to the XNUMXth century AD and came from the city center. Medieval remains have even been found dating back to around the XNUMXth century, most likely they were objects used in furnaces.

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What to see in Pozzallo Porto

The strength of Pozzallo has always been themaritime activity, as demonstrated by several factors. Mainly this town is the second sunniest in all of Italy; the monument that is now the symbol of the city itself is there Torre Cabrera.

Built at the behest of the Aragonese, the tower was very important for sighting the sailing ships of the pirates that infested the surrounding waters; this immense and square structure was very important for the municipality, dating back to the early XNUMXth century, it also housed the town's main guns. In its immediate vicinity the first inhabited center, populated by fishermen and soldiers.

The Tower was created above all to defend the important Charger, a set of XNUMXth century warehouses located right on the coast, which had structures that allowed for loading and unloading of all goods from ships. Of course, for Pozzallo the port, which is divided into two basins, which accommodate hundreds of places to moor boats.

This is the most important port of Ragusa, but also of the whole Sicily, is used to link it with Malta and with the North Africa, creating a real modern trade route.

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