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“Craft. Really fine craft.”

Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Caltagirone
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 16, 2012

The steps and mosaics are great, but it's the smaller craft shops that steal the show here.

There are artisans doing extraordinary things with ceramics. Even the more rustic work has its charm. In fact on a visit in the '90s I picked a small statue of a Shepard with the traditional short barrelled shotgun around his shoulder ... this still sits quietly on a book shelf as a wonderful memento of a visit here.  

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Great to see all the different ceramic designs on each of the 142 steps and stop by one of the many ceramic studios to pick up a piece of original work.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

This is one city you mustn't miss
Abundant with history, amazing churches and old streets and squares
Not far from Piazza Armerina (casale della villa romana)
Go if you can

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Not for the faint at heart in 100 degree weather, but the view from the top is great, and it's fun to stop in the shops along the steps as you go up!

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

The staircase is lined with beautiful baroque houses and occasional pottery stores. At the top, in addition to a fabulous view, there's a ceramic mural depicting the capture of a bell in the 11th century, and then the Duomo with the same bell. As you ascend or descend (depending on the season) you'll run into groups of schoolchildren being addressed by professional guides.

The town is a handsome baroque spot, with winding streets and a great view out over the valley. It's riddled with ceramics stores.

Thank Sedgwall
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