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The Ruffo Castle in Scilla(RC)

The Ruffo Castle on the promontory of Scilla, also known as Ulysses rock for the legends... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2019
Reggio Calabria, Italy
Between A Rock An A Hard Place

The rock that the Ruffo Castle stands on is the place of legend and lore...because of its location... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Piazza Duomo, 89058, Scilla, Italy
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

The Ruffo Castle on the promontory of Scilla, also known as Ulysses rock for the legends surrounding it, it's a really inspiring Castle, right in heart of the Strait of Messina from where you can enjoy breathtaking views on the Thyrrenian sea. Located in Scilla,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

The rock that the Ruffo Castle stands on is the place of legend and lore...because of its location on the Straits of Messina with its dangerous currents the area was referred to as, "a place between a rock and a hard place"! The huge imposing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

The view is by far and away better than the actual castle, but the castle is interesting as well. That having been said, I didn't really explore it too much; I just went far enough in to take some scenic shots of the beach and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Euroerican
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

There was more to this than we thought. Only €2 each and amazing views! We spent an hour here...beatiful building and the views were stunning.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Except for the beautiful views to the beach on the left and the fishing village on the right, the castle offers little else. No shipwreck tales, no pirates, no battles, no sea monsters, just a fishing exhibition.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank OctavP
Reviewed November 2, 2017

We visited Scilla on our way to Reggio C. First thing that catches your eye is this magnificent castle at the top of the rock emerging from the sea. It's a real landmark, dividing this cute town into two parts, the Chianaela fishing village and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank B1714D
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Definitely worth a look, give yourself about 30-40mins, don't forget your camera, maybe a zoom lens as well.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank ItaliaA70
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Castle gives a nice viewpoint over the Strait of Messina. Make sure to venture down to the coastline (we went to the right hand side, where houses literally touch the sea) and stroll through the narrow but well maintained streets of this nice town.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank L149VTsimonw
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Scilla is a lovely beach town. A nice way to spend a few hours. The small town square offers a nice view of the beach and the Castello Ruffo. The Castello was interesting to walk thru. Has a very interesting history. After we sat at...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Suzan D
Reviewed July 28, 2017

This castle sits on the rock where the 6-headed sea monster, Scylla, was supposed to have lived...opposite the whirlpool of Charybdis on the Sicilian side of the Straits of Messina. It's not hard to imagine the fear ancient sailors (such as Odysseus) must have had...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Richard P
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I believe it is , the contact details I have are: commune scilla rc it info: 0965/704207 - 704422 -754003