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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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