The Gulf of Squillace is located on the Ionian coast of Calabria, stretching from Capo Rizzuto Island to Punta Stilo Monasterace. In ancient times it was known as Sinus Scylleticus, the ancient coastal town of Skylletion, which according to Strabo it was on the east coast of Bruttium (roughly present-day Calabria), on the shore of a wide bay to which he gave the name. This is the bay, now known as the Gulf of Squillace, who hollowed the Calabrian coast to the east so deeply as the Hipponium or Terina (the current Gulf of St. Euphemia) to the west, so as to form a relatively narrow isthmus between the two gulfs. The gulf was always considered dangerous by the sailors; why Virgil calls him navifragum Scylaceum. For all its extension, there is no natural harbor, and for this until the end of the nineteenth century maintained a bad reputation because of the shipwrecks that occurred off its coast. The name is found in the writings of Aristotle, who in some of Antiochus of Syracuse, although it seems it was not known to Thucydides, when he tells the journey of Gylippus along the coast of Bruttium. There is a famous saying among sailors that reads: “the Gulf of Squillace where the wind never silent.” This is because the area of the Gulf is always beaten by strong winds.