The Chapel of the Lightening Brigade is an emotional and beautiful spot on the rocky coast of Castro Marina. The open-air chapel is flanked by arches and topped with a mission-style bell that are open to the sea view. It is a war monument dedicated to the brigata folgore, or lightening brigade, a troop of parachutists during WWII. The bronze soldier has his foot resting on a cannon which is pointed in the direction of El Alamein, which was a disastrous battle for the Italian forces.

The chapel is located at Punta Mucurune and is very picturesque and offers lovely panoramas.

(More information on the battle and Italy's military can be found here.)

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Address in Castro:

Via Mucurune.

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