Calabria Etnica was born in 2009 pursuing the ideal of bringing the authentic soul of Calabria with culture and traditions to a larger public.
Our adventure starts when we, Francesco e Francesca, met at a fair of typical Calabrian products. At the time we both needed to give new impulse to the experiences gathered during the past years and turn them into more substantial projects. We started together our personal soft revolution, like the one described in the book of Filomena Tucci, becoming life and business partners.
Today Calabria Etnica offers to their hosts in Scilla and Pentedattilo, diffused hospitality and a selected range of typical food products and wine.
In Chianalea, which is an old fishermen district of Scilla, you will find Casa Vela B&B, the place where we started in 2012.
Casa Vela B&B is a three-storey old family house transformed into four studio apartments of 40 s.m. situated on the first two levels, and a Penthouse of 80 s.m., with exceptional sea view, on the third level, all apartments are accessible from an elegant 32 steps stone staircase. The building is 10 metres far from the reef, and 300 metres far from the beach “Spiaggia delle Sirene”, passing through the little harbour.
On the ground floor overlooking the main street of the village there is the Wine Bar Casa Vela. Wine shop and bistro, Casa Vela is intended to make you feel at home, the sense of hospitality is in the passion and love that the whole personnel put in their work. The Wine Bar selects only Calabrian brands of wine and local artisan biological food products.
Marina Grande B&B a first category bed and breakfast recently redecorated with elegance and essentiality, also is an old 3 storey family house built in the 50’s, has four rooms of 25 s. m. and a two rooms apartment of 50 s.m., The B&B is located close to the train station and to the free parking place, and also to the beautiful beach “Spiaggia delle Sirene”.
The rooms are named after five traditional Scilla’s fishing boats, and they keep, where possible, the original floor and furniture. We made the breakfast room following a sustainable home relooking project, which consists in reusing elements of the home furnishings to create an innovative and creative space.
In Pentedattilo, at the centre of the village, you will find instead our rural homes, they are old houses of the village totally redecorated with the poor art criteria, overlooking the Ionian Sea and clinging to the hills of the Grecanica area, the view embraces up to Mount Etna in Sicily. They are thought for people seeking the quietness and the magic of this timeless village. Inside the houses you will find a kitchen-dining room, a bedroom with double bed and a bunk bed, and a bathroom with a shower box. Next to the rural homes there is our shop of local food and wine where you can purchase typical Calabrian products like preserved food, marmalade, fruit juice, fruit preserve, and spices. You can also taste and purchase our local labels of wines.
We offer also experiential tourism and outdoor activities.