Scilla beach

Perfect place for those who love extreme

Scilla is a picturesque beach of the old fishing town and the modern resort of Scilla (or Shilla), surround with legends. It is situated in the northern part of Strait of Messina and and is a part of Daisy Coast that got such a name due to its typical lilac water color.

Beach description

Scilla Beach is covered with sand mixed with gravel in some places. Depth starts several meters away from the beach. It is desirable to walk down the beach and enter water in special shoes to prevent wounding the legs.

Scilla offers many options of water games — diving, surfing, water ski. The abundance of reefs and underwater stones is a serious obstacle for navigation but makes diving really exciting. Multi-colored algae, fish shoals, underwater grottos have a nigh-on magnetic attraction for admirers of underwater world.

It is dangerous to be a swimming enthusiast in waters of Scilla due to uncontrollable whirlpools and cold currents of Strait of Messina the directions of which cannot be forecasted. Water is almost always warm by the beach.

When is it better to go

In terms of climate, the period from May to October is the most favorable for visiting Italy. The air and water temperature becomes ideal for a classic beach holiday, followed by a trip to the coast of Italy. However, it is necessary to remember that a long summer with the scorching sun, warm sea and pleasant sea breeze attracts crowds of tourists.

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Scilla provides numerous accommodation options.

Guest house Casa Vela 1* offers comfortable apartments and the following set of services:

  • restaurant;
  • swimming pool;
  • transfer from the airport and back;
  • free Wi-Fi;
  • accommodation with pets;
  • smoking zone;
  • fishing equipment;
  • hiking routes in the resort neighborhood.

The hotel Principe Di Scilla 4*, located close to the city haven, has refined suites in the old style. There are semilux and lux rooms here. The following is available for its guests:

  • restaurant;
  • Wi-Fi;
  • accommodation with pets;
  • bar;
  • terrace;
  • breakfast to the room;
  • transfer to/from the airport.

Hotel U’ Bais 4* offers 2-3-4-bed suites and the excellent service to its guests. U’ Bais provides:

  • transfer;
  • room service;
  • breakfast serving;
  • fruits and bottled water in rooms;
  • free Wi-Fi.

restaurants, cafes, taverns

Local fishery had a considerable impact on the formation and development of gastronomical tastes of the locals. Restaurants mostly serve dishes from fish, seafood, vegetables, rice, and pasta. Numerous confectioners shops and coffee shops wit delicious bakery food and desserts are open in the city historical center.

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Useful information

What to see in Scilla

During vacations on Scilla beach, it would be nice to dedicate at least several hours to the old city consisting of three districts:

  • Scilla itself with the historical center of San Giorgio;
  • the fishing village of Chianalea, looking as a fanciful agglomerate of small houses lining out the beach at the water's edge in a continuous line;
  • tourist center of Scilla city where all bars, hotels, restaurants are located.

Ruffo Castle erected in the second half of the 13th century bristles on the rock by the beach. Nowadays, museums with interesting expositions are open in the castle premises. It is especially beautiful at night, with the illumination.

How to get there

You can get to Scilla by taxi, rented car, bus, train from Lamezia Terme International Airport.

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