Scilla is a famous tourist destination located on a promontory at the entrance of the Strait of Messina, rightly called the "Bosphorus of Italy": the strait looks like a large river that separates the two coasts, the Calabrese from the Sicilian.
Considered one of the most beautiful and characteristic villages in Italy, it has ancient origins: the first inhabited area of ​​Scilla dates back to the Trojan war.
According to Greek mythology, Scylla was a sea nymph and Glaucus, a marine god, half man and half fish, son of Poseidon, fell in love with her. Glaucus went to the sorceress Circe to get a love filter. Circe, given the beauty of Scylla, taken by envy and jealousy, and after being rejected by Glaucus, turned the nymph into a monster. The story is told both in the Odyssey and in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Confused between mythology, history and legend, Scilla stands out for its magnificent views, for the castle of Ruffo (whose origins date back between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC), for the beach and for its characteristic neighbourhoods.

Access by air
  • Reggio Calabria Airport: distance 25 km. Connected by bus and train with Scilla. During the conference a shuttle service will be organized
  • Lamezia Terme Airport:  distance 104,8 km. Connected by train with Scilla
  • Catania Airport: distance 131 km. Connected by bus – ferryboat and train with Scilla

Access by train
Scilla has a railway station that connects the city with the Reggio Calabria, Messina and with the major cities in Calabria e Sicilia.


The conference will be held at the Altafiumara Resort & Spa Congress Center (visit website). The conference rooms of different sizes, the largest of which can hold up to 350 people, are all lit by natural light and equipped with cutting-edge technologies. The Congress Center is housed in a completely renovated 18th-century Bourbon Fortress, located in the middle of a seven-hectare park, where oaks, sea pines, olive trees, myrtles and prickly pears are the protagonists of the thick vegetation of the Mediterranean scrub.

The Fortress dominates the wonderful beaches of the Costa Viola, so called because of the color that the landscape takes at sunset, where Scylla and Charybdis survive in the suggestion of enchanted timeless fables.