Scilla walking tour

Discover Scilla's Greek Heritage on a Charming Walking Tour

Type: Private tour with lunch or dinner
Duration: 4 hours
Availability: Daily, except national holidays
Special information: Please note that a minimum of two is required for this tour.


Enjoy a walking tour of Scilla, which includes the Ruffo Castle

Scilla is a coastal town that lies in front of the Strait of Messina and is particularly attractive to those interested in Greek mythology as it is the reported home of the sea monster 'Scylla', who guarded the narrow Strait of Messina and menaced Odysseus (Ulysses) as he sailed by. It features a wide selection of notable attractions that will delight those interested in ancient architecture, including Ruffo Castle, which is a fortress that was built by the Dukes of Calabria and overlooks the beach, as well as a glorious Cathedral.

This walking tour gives you the opportunity to discover all the main attractions at a relaxed pace, and also includes lunch or dinner. It can be added to any of our Scilla package holidays - simply ask your personal travel expert about this tour when you book your Italy holiday with us.


Tour itinerary

Our private 4-hour walking tour of Scilla takes you to all the main sights and also includes lunch or dinner at a local restaurant. Below you will find an example itinerary, but please note that the itinerary may be altered on the day to enhance your enjoyment. The tour starts in the St George District, where you can enjoy panoramic views over the Strait of Messina. The tour then continues with visits to:

  • the Town Hall
  • the 16th-century church of San Rocco
  • the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • Castello Ruffo
  • the Marina Bay 
  • the Church of the Holy Spirit
  • the port and through to the fishermen neighborhood, known as Chianalea or "the Venice of the South", where you can enjoy lunch or dinner at a local restaurant

If you have booked a Scilla vacation with us and would like to add this tour to your holiday, or you would like us to arrange any customised package or tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.