Chianalea di Scilla

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Chianalea di Scilla
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,609 contributions
Mar 2019
Fishermen of Scilla built their houses right on the rocky shore. Today you can admire the views from Castello Rufo and also wander around the streets. Nice area. Not many tourists in offseason. Located east of the rock with a castle.
Written February 9, 2020
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gioCt
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Scilla is a slice of heaven, it is charming, the food and gelato is
delicious and the beach and its boardwalk are memorable.

There are three boroughs in Scilla:

San Giorgio, with beautiful views, San Rocco Church and the piazza. It is a great spot for a coffee, gelato or pastry in one of the outside cafes.

As you proceed down the steps you will encounter the Main Church of Scilla and the famous Castello Ruffo. You can take a right and head down to Chianalea or left to the Marina Grande,
Neither is a bad choice.

Chianalea is a historic district and can only be accessed on foot.
It is very charming fishing village with cobblestone streets and brings you back in history as it enchants you. There is a restaurant that you shouldn't pass up, it is called "Il Pirata"
and serves fantastic regional fare and is a very romantic setting as is as waterfront as you could get. There is also a lovely hotel,
"Il Principe di Scilla" in Chianalea.

Now you could take a memorable walk from Chianalea, walking toward the port and around the castle toward the Marina Grande.
You will be appraoching the boardwalk of on the loveliest beaches, simply enchanting.

There are plenty of restaurants to dine or get a spuntino. You can rent an umbrella with chairs and kayaks or boats to enjoy the beautiful Strait of Messina. The boardwalk is busy all day and evening and is an ideal setting for a romantic cena.

There are good restaurants, I recommend Grotta Azzurra and there is great gelato, pizza and pannini if you are looking for a spuntino.

Below is a website of Scilla Attractions:

http://www.hotelubais.it/ubais/eng/index.html

http://www.italymag.co.uk/italy-featured/calabria/scilla-calabria

Here's another review of Scilla:

South of Tropea, the coastline is stunning, in particular Costa Viola, the "violet coast" and Costa degli Dei, the "coast of the gods." The most worthwhile little dot on the Costa Viola is Scilla, a picturesque fishing village named after the fabled sea monster. According to legend, Scilla was a beautiful young girl who sat at the legendary rock jutting out high above the ocean. She drew the ire of a witch upon her, who turned Scilla into a violent sea creature. That rock is now occupied by the Castello dei Ruffo, which used to serve as a defense structure towards attacks from the sea. Farther south, visit the quiet fishing area of Chianalea. Stroll around, refresh yourself with a clear, bitter soda and lunch on sea snails at Alla Pescatora or swordfish at Grotta Azzurra. The Costa degli Dei is famous in the south for its turquoise waters and the gorgeous bays of the Capo Vaticano. The most popular beaches here are Santa Maria, Baia di Riace, Grotticelle and Torre Ruffa.
Written September 8, 2008
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chide713
Brooklyn, NY15 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Chianalea di Scilla is a beautiful small fishing village. My father-in-law came from this village and we still have family there. We went for the first time in 1994 and were awe struck at how quaint and beautiful it was. We have been back several times since then and will be going back again this year. There are very many small alleyways that mesh into one another which makes walking through Chianalea very interesting. There are no cars allowed so walking is very enjoyable. The homes are built connected to one another and many are situated right by the sea. When there is a separation between buildings, you can see a beautiful sea view, many times with small boats nearby. There are plenty of restaurants which feature every kind of swordfish recipe. The fish is always fresh and delicious. Some of my favorite restaurants are Il Pirata (The Pirate), Il Principe di Scilla which are situated on a deck right over the water. There is also Grotta Azzurra which is on the beach in Scilla. It is the perfect spot for young couples and families. The beach is a bit stoney but the water is warm and crystal clear. This is a fairytale kind of place to spend a holiday. I shouldn't brag about it too much as I don't ever want it to become too busy with tourists. It is perfect just the way it is.
Written May 28, 2015
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uko7000
109 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
If you are in Scilla you should really take a stroll down to Chianalea di Scilla, the picturesque fishing village located north of the Castello Ruffo. You get there by stairs in just a couple of minutes and can walk the tiny old streets that often end right in the sea, with small fishing boats everywhere, almost like in Venice. There are nice restaurants on the sea and lots of spectacular foto spots. To get back to Scilla you either walk back up the stairs - or just take the little tunnel around the rock of Ruffo that leads you back to Scilla's main beach again.
Written October 3, 2018
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Maurice L
115 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Chianalea is attached to Scilla and you can enter it via 2 ways; from the beach around the rock where Castello Ruffo is located on and from the main road.
Chianalea is an old fishermen village with many restaurants and narrow streets offering the visitors spectacular views between the buildings. It does look a bit like Venice, but with less grandeur and with less tourists. It is very nice to stroll around, to have a drink or two, to have lunch or to enjoy dinner. There are many restaurants that offer outside dining and where you can enjoy your lunch or dinner overlooking the sea and Castello Ruffo.
Most of the restaurants serve the specialty of the region; pesce spada (sword fish) and it really is fresh and very tasty.
One has to go there and simply relax and not bother about time; just enjoy it.
Written October 10, 2017
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Phil S
Nottingham, UK146 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Lovely narrow streets, charming restaurants, the sound of the sea, a prominent castle, a harbour, local speciality foods (swordfish), warm evenings evenings even in October......

For many years I have regarded my beloved Italy as the most beautiful country in the world and Chianalea is one the many reasons why.
Written December 11, 2016
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Zio James B
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
May 2014
A wondrous and beautiful example of the real Italy. Food is stellar and the best Pizza at 'Calipso!' Swordfish rules in Chianalea! Walk to your hearts content. Love Scilla
Written January 29, 2015
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VivaVacanza
Ottawa, Canada12 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
Gorgeous beach town 30 minutes from Reggio. Great Gelatorias and pizzerias. Yu can also see the castello ruffo, an ancient castle at the top of this seaside village
Written January 20, 2013
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shilstar
Bedford, UK293 contributions
Clear beautiful sea a lovely beach and the town well worth exploring
Written June 5, 2011
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filippot1962
Rieti, Italy32 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Delicious!!!!! Marvelous views.. Very good food. See the sea inside narrow spaces between typical buildings!! The great problem is that people leave all waste things in every places. All calabria sites are affected from this heavy question. Authority doesn't make anything. Places and sea are marvelous but waste is awful
Written July 30, 2020
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