On our way back from Sicily, we stopped by in a beautiful, Calabrian seaside town - Scilla.
Located in the region of Reggio, right down at the bottom of Calabria this town may be small, but it is charming and worth a visit.
Like a lot of seaside towns, there is the hill top part of town which I will admit we did not look at! It looked nice and all, but this was the view from the piazza so you can't blame us for hurrying down there.
It was a hot, sunny day and it was hard to find a park even though it was not yet the summer season. We managed though, and took a stroll along the seafront. The town is dominated by a castle built into the jagged rocks. According to one of the many legends the name Scilla originates from Scylla - who was a beautiful, young girl. The Marine God Glauco was in love with her and Circe who was an evil wizard, transformed her into a monster.
What ever the history may be, there is no doubting that this town is a hidden little gem on the Calabria coast.