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Ceramiche Artistiche Sammartino e Delfino

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Address: Via Roma 32, 95041 Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0933 21067
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9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Worth a visit to browse in the pottery shops

The main street of town is full of shops selling local pottery. Prices and quality vary. We browsed through over a dozen shops before making any purchases. The pottery is... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2014
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Taree, Australia
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Taree, Australia
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

The main street of town is full of shops selling local pottery. Prices and quality vary. We browsed through over a dozen shops before making any purchases. The pottery is vibrant with bright designs and ranges from cups and saucers to huge ornamental Saracen heads.

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Catania, Italy
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was a nice day trip for pottery shopping and seeing the stairs. We traveled with our daughter and she enjoyed being out on the stairs shopping for trinkets and eating lots of gelato. We've been twice and still love it.

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Winter Park, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stopped for lunch and bought some pottery here. I am not a shopper but my wife enjoyed it and bought some pieces. The meal was quite good at a Tripadvisor recommended restaurant.

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East Anglia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stopped here for a short while and found it fascinating. Take the train ride through the narrow streets it's great. Lovely tea/coffee shops - but beware of finding public loos they don't exist. We went on a Sunday and people watching. There are numerous fab pottery shops to browse so don't hurry through.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We enjoyed a drive to this town. The steps are worthwhile detouring to view. We also stopped into a church.

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Catania, Sicily
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013

What is beautiful about Caltagirone is that it's quite close to Catania so it can easily be a one day trip. It's approximately one hour drive and the drive is not too bad. Once you get there, you're not sure what to expect. It's a small town, but then you start to realize that there is a pattern in the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Beautiful and charming mountain town. The best place to buy italian ceramics. There is nothing i dont like about Caltaginone

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province of catania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

the city is famous for its ceramics, there is a long stairway paved with ceramic tiles, once a year they cover the edges with cut flowers a wonderfull sight, well worth visiting

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Its a very interesting city with many ceramic shops. Beautiful barroco church and beautiful maiolic and flowers decorated stairs were awesome view from the street down. Friendly ppl around.

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Richardson, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

If you are traveling in SE Sicily, don't miss seeing Caltagirone, the ceramic capital of Sicily - "The Stairs" are the main attraction but also churches in this lovely little town in the hills west of Siracusa. Wonderful ceramic shops and to the left off the plaza at the bottom of the stairs is what we call in an 'outlet... More 

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