Scilla

Beauty and myth of the terrible Scylla
Scilla

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Historical centres

Scilla is a small village in the province of Reggio Calabria, one of the prettiest and most characteristic in Italy, standing on a high rocky spur overlooking the sea. An important tourist centre on the Costa Viola, defined as such because of the colour the waters take on at certain times of the day, Scilla presents itself with the ancient Castle leaning against the coast, the colourful little houses juxtaposed one against the other, the Strait with the view of Sicily forming an enchanting panorama. 
Scilla was recently included by Cnn in the list of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy with the village of Chianalea.

The magic of this place, especially at sunset, when the light begins to be soft and the first lights come on, is an enchanting and bewitching sight to behold.

The oldest and most picturesque part of Scilla is the locality of Chianalea, also called Little Venice because of its position almost submerged in the waters of the sea. The houses, close to each other and separated by tiny lanes, seem to rise directly from the blue sea, resting their foundations right on the rocks. The ancient village is a succession of characteristic streets where you can appreciate churches and fountains, while the austere Ruffo Castle dominates from above.

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Ultimo aggiornamento: Jan 22, 2024 10:05 AM