"Stepping out in Scala" Scala by sandysmith

Scala Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 41 photos

Scala was one of our italian destinations in 2003. Not as well known as Amalfi 30 minutes away at the bottom of the valley and Ravello its neighbour across the valley, but that suits us fine.....a peaceful mountain retreat.

Not so sure about all those steps though! ‘SCALA’ is italian for steps and there are nearly 1000 steps down to the coastal town of Amalfi. Its definitely worth getting the bus back up!!

Scala, the oldest village on the Amalfi Coast, began as a Roman settlement of noblemen in the IV Century A.D.. It was already powerful in the early Middle Ages giving origin to the towns of Amalfi and Ravello. Scala includes the hamlets of Campidoglio, Minuta, Pontone, Santa Caterina and San Pietro and has a very ancient tradition of hospitality, culture and Christian faith. Abounding with churches, palaces, fountains, with population of over 35.000 people. Noble Gerardo Sasso, the founder of the current order of the knights of Malta, was from Scala.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:stunning scenery
  • Cons:steps!
  • In a nutshell:sleepy rural italian life
  • Last visit to Scala: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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