Agrigento to Scilla

The roads we have driven on in Sicily vary dramatically. We started out today on back roads that were in very poor condition.

Guard rail where the road used to be

We ended as we were leaving Sicily on excellent four lane highways.

Autostrada with Mt Etna in the background.

We left Sicily by ferry.

Ferry from Sicily to Calabria

Tonight we are staying in the picturesque little town of Scilla. It is on the Calabrian side of the Straights of Messina directly across from the extreme eastern tip of Sicily.

After checking into our hotel we visited Castle Ruffo on the strategic tip of the headland

Ruffo castle
Duke and Marion at Ruffo Castle

Then we had gelato next to the beach.

Gelato break
Ruffo Castle from Scilla beach

Our hotel is 310 feet above the beach. They have an elevator from the town center down to the beach. We walked down to the beach but took the elevator back up.

For dinner we hiked down to the beach again and ate at a lovely restaurant out over the water with the waves crashing around us.

Dinner in Scilla
Stuffed anchovies
Mixed seafood grill
Puffed pastry with figs.

After dinner we again took the elevator up to the town center and then walked to our hotel.