Scilla is one of the most picturesque places of the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria. Country of ancient origins, confused beetwen mythology, history and legend, Scilla is one of the most popular holiday destinations of Calabria, for its crystal clear waters, the richness of its sea and for the wonderful scenery and panoramas that offers. Scilla is positioned around a fortress that looms over the sea on which stands the Castle of Ruffo of Calabria. From the top of the Castle you can enjoy the picturesque landscape of the Aeolian Islands and the Sicilian coast.
The village of Chianalea
Chianalea, the ancient village of fishermen, is composed of narrow streets passable only by foot, with the houses built immediately behind the sea. Strolling through the charming streets it’s easy to meet fishermen preparing for the traditional fisheries of swordfish.
About one kilometer of beach, called “The Beach of Sirens”, and clear blue sea every years attract thousands of tourists from all over Italy and the world. Preferred destination for beach holidays, Marina Grande is one of the most beautiful stretches of the coast of Calabria.
The Castle of Ruffo of Scilla
The rock of Scilla, stretched toward the sea of the strait of Messina, is the living witness of his secular history. The castle is extraordinary beautiful for its interior and for the intricate secrets, recently restored. Once was the residence of the noble family of Ruffo, the castle’s rooms are now used for cultural purposes, and is one of the major tourist attraction of Calabria.