Scilla is a mythical place that recall the legend of Scilla and Cariddi that was sung by Homer in his Odissey; it is one of the most notorious touristical places of Calabria. It’s a village of very ancient origins, but its history is known starting from the VIII cent. B.C. with the Calcidesi. Its strategical position always gave it an important role in history: for example is here that Garibaldi and his followers disembarked in 1860. The transparent sea and its beautiful depths together with its landscape made it a notorious touristic sea destination. Famous for its traditional swordfish fishing that is done with a system that seems to go back to the Phoenocians, has a very touristic attraction in the medieval castle clung onto a granite spur that lean forward to the sea. Built between the VIII and IX cent., Scilla Castle dominates over the Marina Grande bay, main beach in front of which there are many pubs. Also interesting to visit is the enchanting district of Chianalea, with its fishermen houses that seem to float on the water, San Rocco’s Church, from where is possible to enjoy a beautiful view over the sea and the strait, the Immacolata Concezione church.