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Wednesday 13 July 2016

Scala del Turchei - in Sicily

14th July 2016

In my opinion it is he best beach in Europe. Sunrise and sunset are fantastic. It was a great view for me.

The Scala dei Turchi (Italian: "Stair of the Turks") is a rocky cliff on the coast of Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle, southern Sicily, Italy. It has become a tourist attraction due to its unusual white color, as well as by its mention in Andrea Camilleri's series of detective stories about Commissario Montalbano.
The Scala is formed by marl, a sedimentary rock with a characteristic white color. It lies between two sandy beaches, and is accessed through a limestone rock formation in the shape of a staircase, hence the name. The latter part of the name derives from the frequent raids carried on by Moors.
In August 2007, the municipality of Realmonte applied for the inclusion of the Scala dei Turchi (together with the nearby Roman Villa Aurea) in the UNESCO Heritage List.


  1. You are looking nicely tanned for your summer.
    interesting rock formation.

  2. Hello, gorgeous beach and lovely views of the water. Wonderful series of photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  3. Beautiful. I have never been to Europe. Sure would like to. Nice photos. Tan looks good on you.

  4. What an awesome sight. Glad you shared as I never knew it existed.

  5. wow, beautiful white rock! glad you had a great trip!

  6. It is an amazing part of the coast. Gosia looks very hot and very brown.

  7. Doesn't look like much of a beach to me.
    You better come to Australia and see a "REAL BEACH'
    with surf.

    1. Colin it is definitely a beach but different from others

  8. That is an amazing place. I liked the fence and the white color of the rocks is awesome.

  9. it is one of the most beautiful place here