Comune di Scido

Scido is an ancient village, probably dating back to the years of the Roman rule. It is located on a triangular plain in the heart of Aspromonte, 450 metres above sea level, surrounded by wide expanses of thick ancient olive groves. Besides a picturesque historic centre, what is particularly worth seeing in Scido are the Church of Saint Biasio, that of Saint Giorgia and the Museum of Peasant Culture, with its permanent exhibition of hand-made pipes. Local traditions are mostly connected with religion, the most important of them being the Festival of Saint Biagio on February 3d, a solemn procession of the Saint’s statue in the town streets. Scido is known for its hand-carved pipes production, which is probably the main sector of the local handy-crafting tradition.