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All reviews ceramic tiles santa maria take your time del monte old town lovely town worth a stop great view steps leading definitely worth a visit great idea pottery stores sicilian town well worth the effort amazing sight panini granita
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really nice small town where you can get some great pottery for reasonable prices. The stairs have pottery shops all along the sides of the stairs. Check out the alleys on each side too. There are some great shops and really neat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gwalker767
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

go up and down, sit for a while and observe others. If you are brave try to run to the top and check your health conditions.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank EbnerMs
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Day tripped to Caltagironi to see some of the historic sights. While there climbed the 144 steps to the top. Well worth the trip. Great view from the top. City is very famous for its hand painted ceramics. Well worth the trip if you are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 19 September 2018

If you come to Caltagirone then you most likely are here for the pottery. In that case you cannot miss or avoid this magnificent stairway. At the top is the diocesan church dating back to 11th century AD. On either sides of the stairs are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Webster27
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Take your time climbing up the 142 steps so that you can admire the mosaics and have a rest at the same time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We spent the morning at Villa Romana del Casale, and the early evening climbing La Scala. It is amazing, not only for the beautiful ceramic risers, but for the stunning views back over the valley as you ascend and descend the steps.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank D3113PLjulies
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Yep, 142 steps is a lot. You can follow your nose and take lateral streets leaving the steps then returning on the parallel street slightly above you. The upward grade is lessened and you return the steps surprisingly further up. Avoid the heat of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dropback10
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The staircase of Santa Maria del Monte is made up of 142 steps. My children decided to see who could get to the top first. They ran to the top (who knew they had so much energy). I came 4th, i.e., last. My excuse was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Josephine J
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We had no trouble finding the town and no trouble finding a parking spot outside the old town. Staircase is amazing sight to see.(and climb) Numerous high quality shops surround the place. We bought some heads we had shipped back to the States. Shop around,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank sccrref
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

A must see while shopping for ceramics. Shop at Maiolica Artistiche Giorgio e Ivano. Dare you to climb them all.

Date of experience: July 2018
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