Scala dei Turchi
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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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 December 18, 2020
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InTheMomentManhattan
New York City, NY1,122 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 May 19, 2022
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Katie Jane Globarevic
Orlando, FL116 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 September 13, 2021
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Yifei W
54 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 October 4, 2020
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A.Jackson
United Kingdom18 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
If you’re in the area I would recommend a quick visit but don’t drive the length of Sicily just for this. Parking is €5 (+ €1 for use of toilets), there are bars on the beach. The wall is not accessible due to erosion so you are paying to see it at a distance. The beach is ok and could make for a nice day out. If in a hurry drive up and over hill to a small lookout with free parking to take your snap and go!
Written September 13, 2020
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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 May 8, 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 July 22, 2021
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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 October 14, 2020
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Loira
London, UK10 contributions
Sep 2020
Parking here is a beast! We went on a weekday in September (just after the high season) and it was crazy to get a spot of parallel parking in the street just above. The views are beautiful but we went straight to Eracloa Minoa beach after this and it was such a lovely, local beach that the Scala dei Turchi palled in comparison. Depending on how much time you have and how big your group is (we had two toddlers 1 & 3), I would plan maybe to quickly see it and then head out. However if you have a lot of time and want to enjoy the beach and the tranquility of the place, then go early morning or later evening to get the best experience.
Written September 6, 2020
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Steptraveller
London, UK6 contributions
Jul 2020
This is certainly a beautiful site but visitors should be aware that there are nasty jellyfish around. My 6-year-old son was badly stung by one just 3 or 4 days ago. He was treated by A&E Agrigento hospital and put on medication for a week. Needless to say that this event has ruined our holidays. Locals are aware that of the presence of jellyfish and luckily my son was treated by a lifeguard on site. If you do go to Scala dei Turchi, bring medication to treat the wound on site with you.
Written August 1, 2020
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