Scala dei Turchi

Scala dei Turchi, Realmonte: Address, Phone Number, Scala dei Turchi Reviews: 4.5/5

Scala dei Turchi
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Scala dei Turchi Scala dei Turchi La Scala dei Turchi seen from the beach State Italy Italy Region Sicily Sicily City Realmonte Mass of Mediterranean water Coordinates 37 ° 17'23.92 "N 13 ° 28'21.95" ECoordinate: 37 ° 17'23.92 "N 13 ° 28'21.95" E (Map) Location map Location Map: Sicily IslandScala dei TurchiScala dei Turchi La Scala dei Turchi is a rocky wall (cliff) that rises above the sea along the coast of Realmonte, in the province of Agrigento. It has become over time a tourist attraction both for the singularity of the cliff, white in color and the peculiar shapes, and following the popularity acquired by novels starring the commissioner Montalbano written by the writer empedoclino Andrea Camilleri, in which such places are cited country commissioner, to be framed with Porto Empedocle..
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InTheMomentManhattan
New York City, NY1,076 contributions
Feb 2022
The Scala dei Turchi is an unexpected sight along the coast near Agrigento. The pure white outcropping is rather amazing. It is a little bit difficult to visit since it is not easy to fins a place to park. Also access to the beach is somewhat restricted.
Written 19 May 2022
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Katie Jane Globarevic
Orlando, FL98 contributions
Sep 2021
So much history at this beach.We parked our car near the end of the beach where it wasn't crowded. Pure white rocky beach with cliffs. Very scenic and peaceful. Even if it's just for an hour or just to take a photo, I highly recommend making a trip here. Also, bring your water shoes. The rocks are slippery and your sandals will slide right off.
Written 13 September 2021
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Ko_020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands56 contributions
Jul 2021
It was beautiful, but not the most impressive experience I had on Sicily. However, it was definitely worth the trip from Agrigento. Easy to reach via stairs and as we came early, we could choose a nice spot on the beach. We spent ca. 1.5 hours here, which was sufficient.
Written 18 August 2021
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GalwayForever
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
Apr 2021
Even though wasn't possible to visit it and walk on the rocks as usual, admiring this unbelievable miracle from Mother Nature is simply breathtaking. It's there, white, simply pure. When the sun is up to, reflections make everythingh just unreal.
Stunning! Just perfect. You cannot stop to look at it.
Written 22 July 2021
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Natasa J
Ljubljana, Slovenia66 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Extremely beautiful, not much to add, just a comment that you can hardly get into water on the beach on the left (Gela site of Turkish stairs) - the water is shallow, with rocks in the sea (although the beach is sandy) thus not good place for swimming but interesting for children (over 6) to play around. For swimming we went a little bit further to the next bay (5 min walk by the coast) where we got nice swim.
Written 12 July 2021
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Zeus E
Vienna, Austria1,668 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
The creativity of nature is surprising.
Impressed by these terraces. They look especially impressive in bright sunlight. These giant steps turn perfectly white against the blue-turquoise sea! Recommend. Here you can take beautiful photos. A visit to this picturesque corner of the sea south of Sicily will remain forever in your memory and will be a bright flash against the background of gray everyday life!
Written 8 May 2021
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
Aug 2020
This place is a must have. We got here in the evening and it was pretty crowded, but the place is simply breathtaking. Mind the stairs, you have a lot to climb. I would also recommend to drive uphill and enjoy the view from above.
Written 18 December 2020
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petesaund
United Kingdom1,928 contributions
Oct 2020
It is not surprising that they have closed access to this beautiful geologic wonder - obviously there were far too many tourists and as images shockingly show on internet some with bicycles
The walk along the beach from lower level carpark is underwhelming. as is the perspective of Scala dei Turchi
The best view is if you view from the road the other side -it is far more interesting looking down on it
Written 25 October 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Sep 2020
This is a very beautiful geologic formation. Unfortunately, as soon as the guard goes for siesta (between 13 and 16), people go beyond the fences, climb up the rock and damage it. Appalling behavior. The next generation will not be able to see this.

The beach side by side with this rock is quite nice. Shallow waters (ideal for kids) and quite spacious, considering the standards in Sicily.
Written 14 October 2020
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Yifei W
53 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Thought this would be the highlight of the sicily trip but it was just meh. Couldn't go onto the steps as sea was high. We planned 3 days in this area but found out it is actually a 30 mins stop by place. The whole area feels 'half finished', not too many bars and restaurants but a lot of unfinished building work.
Written 4 October 2020
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