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The Real Scilla

This is still a fishing village and the Chianalea is the heart of it. The Marina Grande on the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Beautiful and romantic traditional fishing village of Scilla, Calabria

If you are in Scilla you should really take a stroll down to Chianalea di Scilla, the picturesque... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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Via Annunziata, 89058, Scilla, Italy
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is still a fishing village and the Chianalea is the heart of it. The Marina Grande on the other side of Scilla has now been transformed into a beach for tourists but walking the Chianalea gives one the feel of life here as it...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Had no clue that this small village will be soo beautiful and if we didn't have a sicilian friend to bring us here, we would've had no idea about this lovely place. The streets and soo beautiful and I cannot describe the feeling it gives...More

Thank Iamina M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

very nice part of Scilla, narrow streets, many stairs, up and down streets so we took "taxi" I have not picture but it was something like tuktuk.

1  Thank Khamlia
Reviewed 4 July 2018

A must see especially at night, very romantic this old fisherman village well preserved, with narrow streets, small restaurants and boutique hotels facing the sea. Wonderful views, not to be missed an unforgettable dinner here.

Thank Dana_Romania_10
Reviewed 3 July 2018

It's not really fair for me to judge this place 100% because I wasn't there at night, unfortunately... I was there during the day though, and found it to be a very charming area, very picturesque and memorable. The boats at dock and the water...More

Thank Euroerican
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This is such an unusual place! So quaint, totally unique and very special historically. We stayed in a fabulous B&B over the water....stunning views and accomodation and went to an amazing wine bar several nights. There were some really good looking other restaurants too. However......there...More

Thank amanda h
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The northern part of Scilla is an old fisherman village. Not very lucrative nowadays. Guess the absence of the beach makes it harder for the locals to make a living of tourism. Beautiful views, narrow abrupt streets kind of dirty and unkept. There is potential,...More

1  Thank Octav P
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Chianalea is the northern part of Scilla, just down before the beautiful Ruffo castle. It's narrow and long, just beneath the hill above. You can easily reach it by car from the main road by driving a very picturesque and winding road down. It's a...More

3  Thank B1714D
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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...More

3  Thank MauriceL134
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5 November 2016|
Response from Michael L |
I was there May 2014 and the weather was wonderful, a little chilly at night but absolutely lovely with plenty of sunshine during the day
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Response from Andrea B | Reviewed this property |
Non so di tour organizzati, ma l'Ufficio turismo dovrebbe poterdare tutte le informazioni. Tropea é stupenda e merita di essere visitata. a 8 km da Tropea c'é Capo Vaticano con spiagge e mare fantastici dove il miglior... More
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