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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  • SunriseSki
    1,014 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique cliff, beach for locals, some bars
    The white cliff with “steps” carved by the wind going down into the sea is unique and impressive. Getting there by car is easy from Agrigento, best is to park it for free just along the road. There is a stair that takes you down to the beach (coming back up will take a bit of effort). The beach seems to be popular with the locals, it’s quite nice. The few tourists you recognize by the sunburns. If you are already in Agrigento, then worth it to spend another hour to get there and see.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • DeaconBrodie276
    Calgary, Canada106 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth checking out!
    The stark white staircase contrasts well with the clear blue skies and the calm waters of the Mediteranean Sea. There was plenty of parking when we went but you have to pay unless you score a spot on the street. We were there for a couple of hours and I think it cost about 3 euros. The waters were refreshing but very shallow and rocky underfoot, making it difficult to get out too far. The stairs themselves are fenced off and a guard armed with a whistle is there to prevent anyone from going on to them. We grabbed a bite and a drink at one of the seaside restaurants and it wasn't terribly overpriced.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Julie Anna P
    17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Acanthus for lunch in Scala dei Turchi
    Great views! We had a wonderful lunch at Acanthus overlooking the ocean. I can recommend the grilled octopus with grilled potatoes. There is parking next to the restaurant. The proprietor was very welcoming. Scala dei Turchi is quite small and there are just a handful of places to eat high above the beach. Well worth a stop after the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 May 2024
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Yifei W
45 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 4 October 2020
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A.Jackson
United Kingdom18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 13 September 2020
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Katie Jane Globarevic
Orlando, FL165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 13 September 2021
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Zeus E
Vienna, Austria1,975 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 8 May 2021
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SunriseSki
Singapore1,014 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The white cliff with “steps” carved by the wind going down into the sea is unique and impressive. Getting there by car is easy from Agrigento, best is to park it for free just along the road. There is a stair that takes you down to the beach (coming back up will take a bit of effort). The beach seems to be popular with the locals, it’s quite nice. The few tourists you recognize by the sunburns.
If you are already in Agrigento, then worth it to spend another hour to get there and see.
Written 28 July 2023
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InTheMomentManhattan
New York City, NY1,108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 19 May 2022
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GalwayForever
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 22 July 2021
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DeaconBrodie276
Calgary, Canada106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The stark white staircase contrasts well with the clear blue skies and the calm waters of the Mediteranean Sea.
There was plenty of parking when we went but you have to pay unless you score a spot on the street. We were there for a couple of hours and I think it cost about 3 euros.
The waters were refreshing but very shallow and rocky underfoot, making it difficult to get out too far.
The stairs themselves are fenced off and a guard armed with a whistle is there to prevent anyone from going on to them.
We grabbed a bite and a drink at one of the seaside restaurants and it wasn't terribly overpriced.
Written 2 September 2023
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Julie Anna P
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Great views! We had a wonderful lunch at Acanthus overlooking the ocean. I can recommend the grilled octopus with grilled potatoes. There is parking next to the restaurant. The proprietor was very welcoming.

Scala dei Turchi is quite small and there are just a handful of places to eat high above the beach. Well worth a stop after the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.
Written 14 May 2024
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Steptraveller
London, UK6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 1 August 2020
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