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It's the view that you'll love

The view is by far and away better than the actual castle, but the castle is interesting as well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely old building with amazing views

There was more to this than we thought. Only €2 each and amazing views! We spent an hour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Piazza Duomo, 89058, Scilla, Italy
+39 0965 754704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Euroerican
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank amanda h
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.

Thank Octav P
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

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.

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.

Thank Simon W
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

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

Thank Molepolole
Reviewed July 8, 2017

The castle is not full of artefacts and needs a lot of money spending on it, but it is well worth a look . It is only 2 euros, it has fantastic views and is a nice break from a few hours on the beach

Thank hergest
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

This impressive castle sits high above Scilla and is mentioned in all the tourist guides. It is only 2 euros to visit. However, it is not really worth the time - there is not much to see. The displays are very average and not of...More

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Response from jasonpiers | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is , the contact details I have are: commune scilla rc it info: 0965/704207 - 704422 -754003