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The quiet seaside Italian town of Scilla was the first stop on our epic mother/son Sicily trek. After having driven for roughly six hours through two hailstorms and endless construction, all the while dodging crazy Italian drivers, I was exhausted. We arrived at our hotel, checked in, and watched the sun go down from our balcony over a glass of wine. Since we were starving, we embarked on a search for Scilla’s specialty, Swordfish, but ran out of luck since none were caught that day. We still had an amazing meal and I managed to catch the photo below while walking to the restaurant.
A little about Scilla: Located in the Italian region of Calabria, Scilla sits at the northern entrance of the Straits of Mesina, a short ferry ride from Sicily. Famous for its Pescha Spada (Swordfish), the town is full of humble fishermen and tasty restaurants. In the photo below you can see the Ruffo Castle, a fortress built by the Dukes of Calabria in 1421 that stands on a rock 70 meters above the sea. Scilla (and the entire Mesina region) suffered a sever earthquake in 1783 which devastated the city, and then another in 1908 which claimed 60,000 – 120,000 lives. Today, the town is a hidden gem in the Spring and Fall, devoid of Americans and offering a truly authentic Italian experience. Enjoy the photo! Click for the higher resolution version.
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