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Scalea is a town in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.

Scalea is a picturesque, little town which takes its name from its terraced lay-out an the hillside, at the bottom of the Capo Scalea promontory. The old town is placed on the heights and preserves the remains of an ancient wall, while towards the beach, the Scalea Marina centre has recently been developed, with modern, comfortable hotels splendid villas and numerous, fully-equipped bathing areas on the beach. These enchanting beaches look out onto a sea of incomparable beauty. This town was no doubt inhabited even in prehistorical times, as proved by the material of the Paleolithic period that was excavated in a cavern near Torre Talao, which dominates over the rocky promontory called Scalea Island. It is claimed that the town of Lao, of pre- Indo-European origin and colonized by the Sybarites in the 6th-5th century B.C., once stood an the plain South of Scalea, near the mouth of the river Lao. Nowadays Scalea is synonymous of seaside and holidays. Indeed, it is one of the most visited resorts in Italy. But the name of Scalea is also synonymous of culture, history and folklore. During the Swabian, Angevin, Aragonese and Spanish era, Scalea became an important fief and a centre of study, which was gradually enriched with monuments and works of art, most of which can still be admired today. The 13th century Palazzo of the Spinelli Princes (XIII century), which belongs to the Town Council, is the most important building of the lower part of the old Town Centre. In the old hamlet the main “street” is an attractive stairway that begins in piazza De Palma: it is a natural amphitheatre. Well north a visit are the Norman Castle, the Palazzo Palamolla, of Renaissance inspiration and the Torre Cimalonga, Aragonese style building, now the seat of the “Antiquarium”.

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Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • webbie
    webbieover 5 years ago

    I just love the colors and blends in this it just Awsome great job:)

  • Thanks ever so much Webbie, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous & Romantic Artwork Design, dear Paolo!

    Smiles Leilani :o)

  • I truly appreciate your most kind comments here.

    – paolo1955

  • Sinisa Saratlic
    Sinisa Saratlicover 5 years ago
    Great image that invites me in !
  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

  • Elaine Green
    Elaine Greenover 5 years ago

    Would love to go there! Beautiful shot.

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • webbie
    webbieover 5 years ago


    – paolo1955

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 5 years ago

    This is just wonderful Paolo! Well done on your Feature!

  • Thanks my friend for your kind words and support.

    – paolo1955

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Beautiful image!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Therese M Smith
    Therese M Smithover 5 years ago

    An awesome image here, I love it.

  • Thank you Therese, this is really a good feeling for me

    – paolo1955

  • kgardner7
    kgardner7over 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning and intriguing tones captured – Brilliant work!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Beautifully composed capture. Fantastic shot.

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while!

    – paolo1955

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