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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 2 weeks ago
MaryAnn E
Tarpon Springs, Florida
An ancient castle guarding the entrance to Straits of Messina

Dating back as far as the 5th century BC & built by the Dukes of Calabria this is a very photogenic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Darrel J
Perth, Australia
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Piazza Duomo, 89058, Scilla, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank MaryAnn E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dating back as far as the 5th century BC & built by the Dukes of Calabria this is a very photogenic castle with great views & interesting but limited displays on local fishing,

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 3 July 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

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Reviewed 21 June 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.

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Reviewed 28 May 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 2 November 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

1  Thank B1714D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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

1  Thank ItaliaA70
Reviewed 5 October 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.

1  Thank Simon W
Reviewed 4 October 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 28 July 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 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