is an association with the purpose of protecting, enhancing and promoting nature and environment, with the objective to devise, coordinate or realize plans finalized to the valorisation of environment, history, traditions, personages and Bronte's architectonic patrimony; to promote cultural activities and study, to realize research in favour of knowledge.
The Association, created by Franco Cimbali, Salvatore Di Bella and Nino Liuzzo, was born with these purposes since the end of 2001 and it is free from political or any other alignment.
It wants only to contribute to Bronte's increase and amelioration.
Based exclusively on the economic contributions of its members and operated by its associates, it was created, perhaps with a little presumption, to show the many things about our country town that a great number of brontesi, in Bronte or all over the world, ignores and does not know where to look for information.
It was also created to give the brontesi who live away from Bronte, in Italy or in foreign countries, a way to meet and communicate in the net.
On the 30th of October 2003, the legal position
of the association was regularized with
a public act, written up in Avola by the
public notary Marcello Leanza.
Bronte Insieme has become so an O.N.L.U.S. (Non
lucrative organization of social usefulness,
Currently it counts
10 associates and it possesses a Charter of 18 articles.
The administration and the management are entrusted to a composed Directive Council from 3 associates
elected by ordinary Assembly every three years.
Why Onlus Association?
Because we think that an entity of not lucrative social usefulness is a more effective instrument, nearly indispensable,
to make others believe in our purposes about protection, valorization and promotion of nature and local culture to let us
rediscover the values and the pride of what we are and to try to promote some economic development to our zones.
This is because we live in a unique and very particular environment. Often we don't know it, don't appreciate it and don't defend it adequately. Our ambience represents one of the more interesting landscape in the Catania's area, nearly a rare province in Sicily, extremely beautiful, to be safeguarded and to let it be known to people, especially to the inhabitants of all country towns around Mount Etna (and particularly to the Brontesi) that, forced to live with all sorts of restrictions imposed by the parks authorities, not always abide by them.
During these years the Association, amongst difficulties and sacrifices and without any means but the associate's dedication, has managed, besides other things: