Scala dei Turchi
A fascinating place, difficult to explain with words. You have to discover the “Scala dei Turchi” (Stair of the Turks) admire it with your own eyes and climb it with your own feet to understand its majesty and appreciate its beauty.
Why “Scala dei Turchi”?
It is said that people dedicated to piracy, commonly referred to as “Turks” by Sicilian people, after moored the ships safely, climbed this natural staircase to reach the villages around and plunder them: this is why the name of this magnificent cliff, whose typical staircase shape is the result of the action of water and wind over the years.
Scala dei Turchi is located in Agrigento between Realmonte and Porto Empedocle, and is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world but also for Sicilians who go there to spend the hot summer days and take a bath in the beautiful sea that houses this rocky cliff that stands on it, taking advantage of the presence of small beaches and coves.
Scala dei Turchi has gained a lot of visibility thanks to the novels of Camilleri, who set the stories of the most famous inspector of Italy in these areas of Sicily, also known as “The places of Montalbano“. Places that you need to see at least once in your life, so if you are in Sicily do not miss this opportunity, contact our partner Sicily Day By Day and book your transfer service that will allow you to discover it! Book instead your private charter to admire this magical place from the sea!