Official website of City of Scalea (Calabria, Italy) in English


25 may 2024
Summer festival in Scalea

Summer festival will take place on the streets of Scalea 31/05–01/06. Free entrance.


5 may 2024
Motoraduno in Scalea

Motoraduno — the Biker’s festival coming to Scalea in May!


14 feb 2024

Wish wish a lots of Love to all site visitors!


24 dec 2023
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to holiday home owners and those who just visiting our fantastic City of Scalea!


10 feb 2023
Street carnival

Carnival will take place in Scalea 14–16 February 2023


City of Scalea (Calabria, ITALY)


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About Scalea, Southern Italy

Scalea (Province of Cosenza (CS), Region of Calabria) is one of the most popular Italian holiday destinations, located by the Tyrrhenian sea and surrounded by mountains that create a unique climate and stunning views!


Scalea’s history stretches over many centuries. During your visit, we invite you to take a walk in the city’s historical centre, where it is cool even on the hottest summer day. You can explore the beautiful Santa Maria d’Episcopiо, Chiesa Dello Spedale, San Nicola in Plateis (VIII century) churches as well as other historical monuments. On one of the ancient streets of the historical centre, you will discover the steps which inspired Scalea’s name (Scala — stairway). The most notable sight in town is the 'Torre Talao’ tower, raised over the beach on a small mountain that was itself an island (Isola di Scalea) less than a hundred years ago.

scalea today

Today, Scalea is a popular resort with a developed infrastructure. There is a wide range of restuarants, pizzerias, shops and UNESCO blue flag beaches. Several fun fairs and comfortable private beaches are open from July until September, although the swimming season usually stretches from mid-April until mid-November. Holidaying Italians, most of whom own their own holiday homes here, flood the city from 10th until 30th August — a period known as Ferragosto. Outside this period, the resort’s atmosphere is a very tranquil and holidaymakers from United Kingdom, Irland and other European countries prefer to take their holidays here. 

international visitors

International holidaymakers and holiday home owners became aware of Scalea from 2005 after the active advertisement campaigns in the UK and Irland by the real estate agency 'Scalea Property’ ( Today, it is well known that the city a popular choice for international holiday home buyers and is featured in several newspaper and magazine articles as well TV programmes in Italy and abroad.

The work carried out by has been praised by the Mayor of Scalea, who recommends the real estate agency. Local residents warmly welcome the arrival of international holiday home buyers, which allows them to settle in with ease. Thanks agency’s efforts, the best restaurants in town now offer an English menu and the agency provides a taxi service, library and other amenities in English. Buyers of real estate with this agency take advantage of a 10% discount in several restaurants and other venues in town. Overall, English-speaking holiday home owners feel at home in Scalea. They even have an English-speaking Internet-forum in Scalea, please check it out here.

nearby attractions and sights

The proximity of so many interesting sights, make Scalea even more popular. A 30–40 minute drive will take you to the Statue of Jesus Christ in the city of Maratea, the ancient archaeological sight in Papasidero, and thermal springs. If you go a little further, you can visit the famous Pompeii, Naples, Amalfi, and Capri. A day trip to the harbour the city of Bari to touch the relics of St Nicolas is particularly popular. Skiers can take on the slopes in the winter resort Sila, just an hour and a half away from your holiday home in Scalea. Even Sicily is just a hand reach away. 

Scalea is a fun place to be, whatever the season! It’s a unique place on earth where, at a certain time of the year, you can ski down a snowy mountain in the morning and sunbathe on the beach after lunch!

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