When you climb the natural stairways that snake their way through the old town, wandering through narrow alleys flanked by stately, historic buildings, you’ll understand why Scalea is considered one of Calabria‘s most charming destinations. The upper part of town offers striking vistas onto the sparkling blue waters of the gulf below, with grottoes and coves adorning a coastline that is dominated by the imposing Talao Tower. The unique coexistence of seaside and mountains is what makes the town attractive to beach lovers and hikers alike, and fascinating folk festivals provide an extra dimension to the colourful allure of this gem on the Riviera of the Cedars.
3 good reasons to choose Scalea
The Riviera of the Cedars: Scalea is a great base from which to explore this picturesque 80-km stretch of coast, one of Calabria's most beautiful
Beaches and Mountains: The area's dramatic geographical features make it ideal for walks and hikes through nature
History: among Calabria's oldest hamlets, Scalea surprises its visitors with many vestiges of an ancient past