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Must do when exploring artisan pottery

If you come to Caltagirone then you most likely are here for the pottery. In that case you cannot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Webster27
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Melbourne, Australia
142 steps to the top!!

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
JGandIG
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

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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.

Thank Ritz1165
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The staircase is really impressive. All stairs are decorated with Tiny ceramic tiles. That is really impressive. Take your Time and try to see as many different ornaments as possible

Thank Verena S
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This staircase is the crown jewel of this interesting Sicilian town! Each riser is tiled with a different tile. Along the stairway - all kinds of ceramics shops. You can watch the artists working and buy some incredible things. The whole town IS ceramics! Even...More

1  Thank inmancg
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

What a view at the top!!! We stopped on the way up and purchased some ceramics at a reasonable price. At the top there is a church with a great mural outside and the view from the top step is incredible... you can see at...More

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