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Scala dei Turchi

Realmonte, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 131 2047
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Realmonte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Savoy, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

A terrific day at the beach and enjoying a unique natural formation. We spent the day with family. The water was clear (and cold) but well worth the trip.

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Scala Dei Turchi is beautiful! You have the choice of sunbathing on the white rocks or the Sandy beaches surrounding the stairs. The locals enjoy the mud in the water and rub it on themselves... Interesting but I didn't partake. The water was warm but there is plant life you have to get over for clear blue waters or you... More

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Madrid, Spain
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I'd read a lot about Scala dei turchi. Some might say it's breathtaking, and it is, BUT be prepared for a walk under Sicily's hot sun and bw sure you will not find it easy to take a bath nearby. The beach is not a good one, you will find yourself trying to enter the sea while walking over stones... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wonderful at sunset, absolutly gorgeous colors - nice beaches around in order to take a swim . Not too many people in the evening ... but we were there in midJune

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

amazing geological structure and on a sunny day the contrast to the blue water is amazing. We were there on Sunday so it was packed with locals and tourists alike, and this in June! So I imagine it can be really packed in August!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The natural rock formation, carved out by centuries of erosion is a pleasant excursion for travellers of any age. On a sunny day, the white cliff is a stark contrast against the brilliant blue sky. Be prepared to walk down 99 steps (I counted!) and traverse along a bit of a rocky beach front before reaching the main attraction. Sensible... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Try to go there late in the afternoon, and walk to the top and all the way to the other side to spend some time on the beach (hopefully more less crowded). Then go back a bit before sunset and sit on the top of the stairs to enjoy one of the best sunset you can experience!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the highlights of a one-week trip to Sicily - enjoyed this much more than the Valley of the Temples. Great natural beauty in a peaceful, away from the madding crowds spot. If you go here, stay at the Villa Del Saraceno so you can relax and enjoy the long sunset on the steps.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Because of its rocky surrounding, don't be fool that it doesn't have a sandy beach. You have to walk to the other side of this wonderful natural structure. But it's quite a challenging walk. Make sure you are fit to climb up and down.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Drove here from Menfi to Agrigento. It was hard to find , but after reading TA we saw the cafe with the staircase, it was not open, other toursits around trying to work out how to get down. Builders blocked off another access. So the best we could do was to drive back the other way and take pics from... More

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