Scala dei turchi

Scala dei turchi is one of those iconic images you see of Sicily and worth a visit if you are in the area.
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We arrived there after our visit to Agrigento by car in August. There are a couple of car parks to park in or you could risk parking on the street for free, but on our way out I saw that the cars parked on the street had parking tickets. Personally I think you should just pay for parking, not only to avoid a ticket but also to keep your car safe. It’s a windy road down.

You have to walk down stairs to reach the beach and let me tell you that it isot fun walking back up them!
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Once you reach the beach it’s about a 15 minute walk to Scala dei turchi. Along the way we noticed people putting clay on their faces and bodies from the water. Of course we joined in, but I won’t subject you to that picture of my face!
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The Scala is filled with people sunbathing and taking pictures.

August is a busy time to visit the Scala so if you aren’t a fan of crowds try going in September when it’s still hot but quieter.

The sea is a beautiful blue, but be warned that the water by the Scala is cold! The Italians call it ‘iced water’.
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While the sea at scala dei turchi is not my favourite it is worth the visit, but just be prepared for that walk back and the stairs back up.
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Have you been to the Scala? If so what did you think of it?

Lorena
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3 responses to “Scala dei turchi

  1. Pingback: 5 places I want to revisit | sunshine and Lorena·

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