Scala dei turchi, Realmonte

Scala dei turchi, Realmonte

The famous Stair of the Turks is formed by marl, a sedimentary rock with a characteristic white color. It lies between two sandy beaches, and is accessed through a limestone rock formation in the shape of a staircase, hence the name. The latter part of the name derives from the frequent raids carried on by Moors. (Wikipedia)

 

 

Scala dei turchi, Realmonte

The world famous cliff in Realmonte (c. 16 km from Agrigento) called "Scala dei turchi" (Stair of the Turks) was used in Giuseppe Tornatore's film Malèna.

More film locations in Sicily here...

 

 

Scala dei turchi, Realmonte

Scala dei turchi (Stair of the Turks) is a popular place to visit, both for tourists and Sicilians. This photo was taken early in the morning, before all the visitors had arrived.

 

 

Scala dei turchi

 

 

Scala dei turchi, Realmonte

 

 

Scala dei turchi, Realmonte

 

 

Scala dei turchi, Realmonte

 

 

Scala dei turchi, Realmonte

 

 

Scala dei turchi, Realmonte

Scala dei turchi, Realmonte.

 

 

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The distance between Agrigento and some other cities in Sicily

Agrigento-Palermo 131 km
Agrigento-Cefalù 134 km
Agrigento-Siracusa 217 km
Agrigento-Noto 242 km
Agrigento-Taormina 219 km
Agrigento-Catania 167 km
Agrigento-Trapani 130 km