SCILLA - CALABRIA - SOUTH ITALY
Calabria, whose origins date back to the VII Century B.C., was one
of the most important Greek colonies, together with Crotone and Sibari.
Among Pine trees, orange groves and palm trees, Greek ruins, cyclopics
walls, roman roads and walls are evidence of the existence of Reggio
Calabria's great past. Visit the National Museum where artistic treasures
of inestimable value are kept, together with the two bronze statues
of Riace - Greek masterpieces found in the waters of Riace in August
1972. Visit to the Aragonese castle, the cathedral and the church
On the return journey it is possible to admire the Calabrian Tyrrhenian
coastline, which is so breathtakingly varied, the sandy beaches of
the "Violet Coast" give way to the steep rocky coastline
of Scilla and Bagnara. The picturesque town of Scilla has mythical
origins. In Roman times the Ottaviano fleet harboured in the waters
of Scilla. In times of the Saracens, Scilla was destroyed, but then
became a harbouring place under the Angioins dominion. The area of
coastline from Scilla to Bagnara is the "kingdom" of the
sword-fish fishermen. Sword-fish fishing is a custom with antique
origins, dating back to the Phoenicians. Departure for Palmi further
north. Visit to the important museum of folklore and ethnology.
Return journey to Scalea.
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