About Scilla

Scilla is a coastal town 22km from the city of Reggio Calabria. Scilla lies in front of the strait of Messina, and it is made up of two parts, the town where the town offices and the residence of the patronal saint are situated, and Marina di Scilla, the beach front which is populated by tourists and thus heavily characterized by hotel and restaurants. The town’s coast is the first place north of Reggio Calabria where the waters ae not cooled down by the strait draughts. Scilla is the traditional site of the sea monster Scylla.

The Greek cities came under the pressure of the Lucania’s and Oscan people who once lived in the present day region of Basilicanta. They conquered the north of Calabria and pushed further south, taking over part of the interior, probably after they defeated the Thurians near Laus. A few decades later Calabria came under pressure from the Bruttii, they were Lucanian slaves and other fugitives who were seeking refuge on the steep mountains of Calabria. Their name was changed to Lucanian which meant rebels. They took advantage of the weakening of the Greek cities caused by wars between them.

The Ruffo Castle is a fortress build by the Dukes of Calabria, overlooking the beach. People say the region of the castle dates back to Odysseus. Whether you believe it or not, the geography of Scilla’s impressive castle guarding the shipping route entrance to the town is an important site. There are several options where you can relax like Tropea, an impressive seaside resort with breath taking scenery. The Tropea coastline is on the Tyrrhenian Sea and is known as the Costa degli Deli, the Coast of the Gods. This coastline has unparalleled steep cliffs holding up colored buildings that have to be seen to be believed.

The coastline boasts many sunny beaches, which make for amazing holidays in the sun. Tropea is one of Italy’s finest summer holiday destinations, and if you are not bathing on the beach in one of the many pleasant little resorts, or relaxing at one of the tranquil campsites, then you will be discovering the main attractions in town. The center of Tropea has some interesting sights to discover, including the Franciscan monastery, a 12th century Norman cathedral and the Tropea Castle, which was destroyed.

The town, 22 kilometers from the city of Reggio, lies in front of the strait of Messina, and it is composed of two parts, the downtown where the town offices and the residence of the patronal saint are situated, and Marina di Scilla the beach front populated by tourist and thus heavily characterized by hotels and restaurants. The Ruffo Castle, a fortress built by the Dukes of Calabria overlooks the beach. One a seaward facing terrace is Scilla Lighthouse an important aid to ship entering the Strait of Messina from the north. The village suffered greatly from the 1783 Calabria earthquakes, Scilla has been twinned with Hamrun, Malta.

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