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The Ruffo di Scilla castle, sometimes also known as the Ruffo di Calabria Castle, is an ancient fortification located on the Scillèo promontory, jutting out over the Strait of Messina. The castle constitutes the genius loci of the town of Scilla, about 20 km north of Reggio Calabria, and certainly one of the most characteristic and typical elements of the landscape of the Strait and the Reggio district. The castle also houses one of the lighthouses of the Navy, the lighthouse of Scilla.

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Stretto Di Messina

Stretto Di Messina

4.93km from Castello Ruffo

The Strait of Messina is an arm of the sea that separates peninsular Italy to the east from the island of Sicily and, more generally, the latter from continental Europe to the west, connecting the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas and bathing the metropolitan cities of Reggio Calabria and Messina, with a minimum width of approx3.14 km between the municipalities of Villa San Giovanni and Messina.

Faro Point

Faro Point

5.75km from Castello Ruffo

The Punta del Faro is one of the 3 points of the island of Sicily. It is the tip of the northeast, which is located precisely in front of Calabria. It is located in the municipality of Messina, in the Torre Faro neighborhood, neighboring Ganzirri. From the Strait of Messina, it offers an exceptional view of Calabria.

Monte Sant'Elia

Monte Sant'Elia

14.89km from Castello Ruffo

Mount St. Elias is located in the municipality of Palmi, in the province of Reggio Calabria. A coastal ridge of the Aspromonte massif, it is called the balcony on the Tyrrhenian sea. The mountain, in which some residential buildings also stand, is also one of the three official inhabited centers of Palmi, according to Istat data. The vegetation of the mountain is mainly composed of maritime pines and chestnut trees.

Aspromonte National Park

Aspromonte National Park

15.04km from Castello Ruffo

The Aspromonte National Park is a national park located within the metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria, taking its name from the Aspromonte Massif. The park's territory, crossed by several watercourses, is populated by important animal species like the wolf, the peregrine falcon, the eagle owl, and the goshawk. Most of the territory is dominated by forests of beech trees, silver firs, black pines, holm oaks, chestnut trees, and Mediterranean maquis. A couple of rare species live here: Bonelli'

Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia

Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia

16.68km from Castello Ruffo

The National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, or National Museum of Magna Graecia, is an Italian state museum. It exhibits one of the most remarkable collections of artifacts from Magna Graecia. The artifacts found today in Calabria are no longer gathered and kept in a single museum but exhibited in those locations where new findings have allowed the setting up of small local museums, which flank the Reggio museum.

Lungomare Falcomatà

Lungomare Falcomatà

17.35km from Castello Ruffo

The Lungomare Falcomatà is the name of a boulevard along the Bay of Reggio Calabria. It is dedicated to one of the mayors of the city of Reggio, Italo Falcomatà, under whose administration the city experienced a period of significant recovery and renewal. Very frequented by tourists during the summer period, it offers a unique panorama on the Strait of Messina and Etna. The Reggio lungomare was defined as “The most beautiful kilometer in Italy” by Nando Martellini, wrongly citing Gabriele D'Ann

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Calabria

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Calabria attracts year-round tourism, offering both summer and winter activities, in addition to its cultural, historical, artistic heritage, it has an abundance of protected natural habitats and 'green' zones. The 485 miles of its coast make Calabria a tourist destination during the summer. The low industrial development and the lack of major cities in much of its territory have allowed the maintenance of indigenous marine life.

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