San Nicola Arcella

Historical descriptions of San Nicola Arcella, Calabria

San Nicola Arcella stands on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea a 110 meters.

Below, the sea, opens in the rock a beautiful beach with a natural harbor.
The first urban area dates back to the sixteenth century. When refugees from Scalea, to avoid carrying out piracy in Turkey, took refuge in this rocky outcrop and dedicated to agriculture and fisheries. Stayed in the tower of the port the English writer Lord Marion Crawford, whose tower is named, who retired in solitude to write his novels. Perched on a promontory is inaccessible from the sea by the incursions of the Saracens, we find the Old Town full of narrow streets. Among the interesting buildings are the Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentino, the ruins of the cylindrical tower and see there is the sea cave called the Great Arc which is accessed through a cleft in the rock which forms a large arc.

What to eat in San Nicola Arcella

Addition to the typical dishes are the seafood dishes of meat, vegetables and legumes.

San Nicola Arcella To Day

Today San Nicola Arcella, for the geographical position, the air salubrious and balmy, for views on the wide gulf of Policastro to the mountains of the island of Dino, Maratea and Cilento, has become a favourite tourist destination even in winter, an oasis of tranquillity and peace, physical relaxation and spiritual, where the enjoyment of the sea and the air smelled of iodine and the most pleasing flower essences is full and complete.