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Castello Ruffo di Scilla

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Address: Piazza Duomo, 89058 Scilla, Italy
Phone Number: 0965754704
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Fantastic views of Calabria and Sicilia

We enjoyed walked around this castle while savoring each precious view. We also walked down to the beach afterwards and enjoyed a refreshing drink right on the water...ahhhhhh!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2016
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Catania, Italy
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Norman, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After you huffed and puffed to get from the sea level in Scilla, it is worth the 2 Euros per person to visit the castle. Situated about 70 meters above the sea, it anchors the peak above the harbor. Great views of the Lido at Scilla and looking north along the coast.

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We enjoyed walked around this castle while savoring each precious view. We also walked down to the beach afterwards and enjoyed a refreshing drink right on the water...ahhhhhh!

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

While here for the week, we were otherwise busy as to never quite make it to the castle, despite its convenient proximity, until our last full day. Initially we'd thought its royal prince utilized it exclusively, but that's obviously not the case. Each level brings new surprises: here a little garden, there a museum of one kind, while above yet... More 

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

A nice touch to a small rural town. It's very visible from the town and it offers a very nice view of the town and the sea. Entry fee is required, and the office is tucked in a nook that we missed when we entered. So look out for it to pay the fee. Other than the view, there really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Not a ton to see in the castle but the views from the top are stunning. If you are up there alone it is amazingly quiet and relaxing.

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Zilina, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Scilla is lovely small town, castle is very nice and has lovely view to Sicily and surrounging coast. There are some archeological and historical information inside, but what is most interesting is lighthouse.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We went up to the upper town and the castle from Chianasea and it was definitely worth it. Admission only €1.50. Nice old castle, badley damaged by earthquakes in 1873 and 1908, but plenty to see, including the WW2 signalling station and tighthouse

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Have visited Castello di Ruffo on many occasions...even stayed there when it was a youth hostel many years ago! It has a very interesting history and the views of Calabria and Sicily from the Castello are worth the visit alone.

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Thank goodfood10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It is a beautiful Castle built on a great hill on the sea where you can enjoy a splendind view of the Straits of Messina.I strongly suggest to visit this place.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The castello Ruffo is a very worthwhile stop. Commanding views of the straights from there. There is also, in the castle, a great museum showing pictures of the fishing industry in Scilla.

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