The history of the Port of Scilla is closely linked to that of its city, whose ancient origins are a blend of mythology, history, legend and images created by the enchanting surrounding landscape.
Fishermen of the past chose the area next to the cliff of Scilla, where the presence of the numerous rocks facilitated the practice of fishing, while allowing the construction of the rudimentary huts.
Over the centuries, this port has been a refuge for boats that crossed the Messina Strait, later becoming a fishing port, since fishing was the main activity for the local population. Even today, at the quay, are often anchored special boats for fishing swordfish, a type of fish very common in the area.
The Port of Scilla consists of a pier with an “L” shape, equipped in the inner part with quays and bollards for mooring. The Ruffo di Calabria quay is used for pleasure boating, the Scoglio di Ulisse quay is dedicated to fishing boats, while the outer dock is assigned for commercial use and for anchoring police vehicles.
The recreational services are managed by the Boat Service, which has positioned near the port 2 ecological camps with 100 berths, active from May 1 to September 30. The service includes boat mooring, continuous guarding and round trip transportation on board by ferry. The management has established an agreement with the shipyards, for winter storage and maintenance, that allows you to leave the boat in their annual custody.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Port of Scilla is about 850 meters away from the Scilla Train Station, and you can get there following Via Cristoforo Colombo and then Vico Il Spirito Santo around the cliff of Scilla. From the Port, you can continue your trip through the beautiful district of Chianalea.