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Scala[1] is a town and commune in Salerno, Italy. A peaceful area with a small population, Scala offers stunning views of the Mediterranean.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

You can reach Scala by taking the prevalent SITA buses that run throughout the Amalfi Coast between the cities of Salerno, Positano, Sorrento. You will disembark at the city of Amalfi and from there you can either take a different SITA bus up the hill or a taxi to Scala.

SITA buses are air-conditioned and are an excellent alternative to cars when traveling the Amalfi coast. The city-to-city SITA buses are inexpensive but can become very crowded during the high traffic summer seasons. Check the bus schedule for times.

By boat[edit]

The closest point for Scala with boat and ferry arrivals is Amalfi, which shuttle between the coastal towns of Positano, Salerno, Sorrento or Naples. In good weather, the views are spectacular from the water. Coop Sant Andrea [1] run the service between Amalfi, Salerno and Positano. For private and luxury charters, Amalfi Coast Yacht [2] are based in Amalfi, service the entire coast and specialise in transferring guests who are staying in Ravello's five-star retreats.

By car[edit]

Scala is accessible by car and it is easy to finding parking.

The main highways in this region that traverse the Amalfi Coast are SS145, SS163, and SS373. Continue on Via Castiglione to arrive at Scala.

Get around[edit]

The small town of Scala is easily explored on foot. SITA buses run frequently between Scala and Amalfi (which is the main bus terminal on the Amalfi Coast for connections) and taxis are available near the main square in Scala.

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The Duomo San Lorenzo The Cathedral (Duomo), Piazza Municipio. 8AM-1PM, 4:30PM-7PM. The Duomoof San Lorenzo is Scala’s cathedral, which is located in the town’s main square. Founded in 12th century, preserves a beautiful majolica floor.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Cruises up and down the Amalfi coast are available.
  • Parco Paradiso (picnic area)Via Senito, 4 09:00h-19.00h Tel +39 089858405 +39 3312244907 [email protected] Spend a day outdoors, an amazing way to relax and enjoy nature.
  • The Ravello Concert Society offers concerts in the evening in summertime. The concerts are hosted in the Auditorium Lorenzo Ferrigno. Tickets can be obtained in person or through arrangements with your hotel and cost around €25.
  • If you like to walk or hike, discover Scala's pathways, trails and serpentine stairs carved into the hillsides. You can wind your way down along the Via Roma to Pontone, taking in stunning views of the valley below. The incline is pretty steep, but you can take a bus back up to Scala. The towns of Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, are just an hour or two's beautiful hike down.

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Food in Scala is characterised by fresh, flavourful ingredients prepared by chefs who are passionate about their country's cuisine and determined to provide an authentic, welcoming eating experience. Be prepared for long, personal talks with your server, and for the owner to come out and greet you effusively.

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The vineyards that cling to the hillsides below Ravello primarily produce white wines; see the Ravello guide for more information on local wineries. To sample the area wines, tour a local winery, either independently or through a tour company. Travelers looking for something a little stronger should visit bars in Ravello's luxury hotels and enjoy a cocktail in high style. Espresso and other coffee drinks can be found in cafes near the town center.

Hotel Bars[edit]

  • Bar Mansi, Piazza Municipio
  • Bar Campidoglio, Via Vescovado
  • Blu Bar, Piazza San Giovanni, Pontone

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Get out[edit]


Amalfi This is the heart of the magnificent Amalfi coast and a beautiful seaside setting. Home to the Duomo di Amalfi and a once strong maritime republic. Visit the Chiostro del Paradise, a famous graveyard dating back to the 1200s that also houses ornate statues and columns.

Positano A city marked by fragrant citrus groves and brilliant white buildings stacked in tiers on the cliffs of the Amalfi coast. Positano offers lovely beaches, historic architecture and spectacular views.

Sorrento Partake from a wealth of cafes, restaurants and shops. The town showcases striking architecture, and is a stop on the Circumvesuviana railway—a perfect diversion before visiting other locations such as Pompeii and Ercolano.