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Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte

Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy
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A must visit

Absolutely amazing. Shops are quaint the view from the top of the steps are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie T
Hull yorkshire
via mobile
Great to try and run up, and the church and the view from the top are spectacular

I was on a long holiday to Sicily, and I was residing in Caltagirone for the time I was there. As... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Josh G
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Shops are quaint the view from the top of the steps are unbelieveable. Excellent icecream shops. Get a bottle of water you will need it by thr time you get to the top.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a long holiday to Sicily, and I was residing in Caltagirone for the time I was there. As we wondering through the town we passed the steps leading to the church of Saint Mary of the Mountains (Chiesa Santa Maria di Monte)...More

Thank Josh G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great idea, good workout :-) and nice attraction of this little town. Town was quiet empty during hot day. Finally we were happy to visit Caltagirone, walk in old streets and visit shops with ceramics.

Thank RolandNavratil
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The steps were beautiful and many nice shops to stop at on your trek up to the top, which is well worth the effort!

Thank TraceySFish
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

As stated by previous reviewers this is well a visit. Walk up the stairs to appreciate the tiles on the risers. Honestly not much else of note in Caltagitone.

Thank Stewart F
Reviewed 6 July 2017

With our great directions, we arrive to Caltagirone. The name itself, Caltagirone, comes from an Arabic word meaning the castle or fortress of the vases. This should give you an idea why we have come here. For over 1000 years they have been making beautiful...More

Thank Elizabethbella121
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Not for older or people with children. The steps are steep And uneven so be prepared for a workout. Bring comfy walking shoes but the town is quaint and nice. The steps are nice and colorful go at night when they have events and they...More

Thank niecey55
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Although you may find similar colorful stairs elsewhere in Sicily, this one is definitely the most beautiful, in my opinion. If you climb to the top, you can enjoy the view of the city and beyond.

Thank ovedda
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Main attraction in Caltagirone. Beautiful and unique stairs, great point for picture lovers. Surrounded by lots of restaurants and souvenir shops. Don't miss it!!!

Thank vyelena
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The town is basic but the ceramic shopping is what they are known for. A must visit with great value. You can tell the quality levels so shop around before buying. Some places are pricey with ok quality while others are amazing quality for the...More

Thank winecountryseeker
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