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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Zeus E
Vienna, Austria1,597 contributions
They look especially impressive in bright sunlight.
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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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,729 contributions
God's miracle
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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petesaund
United Kingdom653 contributions
Choose your viewing point carefully
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 October 25, 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,682 contributions
Beautiful rock but being destroyed by people
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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Yifei W
58 contributions
Overrated
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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Phil
Odessa, Ukraine2,183 contributions
Lovely beach
Sep 2020 • Family
Great place to stop after visiting the ruins inAgrigento. This summer the beach has been closed to the public because of politics. So many other stunning beaches on the Island to choose from anyway :)
Written September 24, 2020
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Dominika
Krakow, Poland12 contributions
Worth the effort!
Sep 2020
It's such a beautiful natural formation! We drove more than 2 hours to see it. Definitely worth it! Unfortunately, you cannot walk on it anymore.
Don't forget to ride to the view point and see it from above!
Written September 21, 2020
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A.Jackson
United Kingdom18 contributions
Overrated but good stop if in the area
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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Loira
London, UK10 contributions
Beautiful but slightly overrated
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
Great site but nasty jellyfish
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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