While at my grandparents’ house in Montepaone Lido, Calabria I had the opportunity to go visit Scilla, Calabria. My cousin, Gianfranco, Lauren, and I decided we wanted to see another beach and took the almost two hour trip.
If you have been to Venice, Italy you will know that every corner you turn is just picture perfect. That is exactly how Scilla, Calabria is. It took our breaths away when we rounded the mountain and saw the beach laying below. We stopped at the top of the hill to take these stunning pictures. I cannot even begin to describe to you the colors that surrounded us.
Before hitting the beach, we walked around the town and absorbing all the beauty around us. We were also on the hunt for a restaurant that my cousin had suggested we stop at and try. After some wrong turns and some picture taking, we ended up finding a different restaurant that was amazing. (I can’t remember the name and did not take a picture of the menu, fail.)
The beaches in Italy are very different from the beaches here. Like Montepaone Lido, Scilla’s beach was all tiny rocks, not sand. Usually, the Tyrrhenian Sea is very calm; however, on the day we visited Scilla, the waves were huge! I could not believe it. I refused to go in the water because 1. I could see the rip tides and 2. I was not getting smashed on the beach into rocks. Not happening. Not thanks. 🙂 I was perfectly content relaxing on the beach with the sun peaking out of the clouds and watching everyone else get pummeled by the waves, loving every second of it.
Gianfranco and I were saying that next year we would absolutely come back to Scilla but stay in a hotel for the night and then catch the ferry over to Sicily. We saw flyers throughout the town for different ferry rides to Messina, Taormina, and Stromboli. Sicily is definitely on my list of places to visit so this idea sounded great to me. I hope it actually comes to fruition!
If you are looking for somewhere off the beaten path in Italy, this is definitely a spot I would recommend checking out!
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