Scala – Culture
Those who visit Scala, above all in two localities (Pontone hamlet is the best preserved from this point of view) find a sight which rushes them in a period of architectonic glory and economic power.
Walking through the small streets it is not difficult to meet houses that apparently are very simple but they preserve out-and-out decorative treasures with tuff marble pieces.
This type of decoration combined to cooked clay use with colours which range from ochre to intensive red allow to re-create interesting motifs, reminding to overseas artistic influences, on churches and palaces facades. Considering this, it is important to be able to visit S. Eustachio Church, patronage of one of the richest families in Scala, or the typical Arabian bath which is often fund in the most important palaces and that became fashion for the rich local merchants.