It Looks Like Snow

Yes, it looks like snow, but this isn’t snow. In fact, I took this photo while hiking in Sicily in July!

It is the natural wonder of Scala dei Turchi, or Stairs of the Turks, on Sicily’s south coast near Agrigento. The white cliffs pictured are made of a hard-mud material that is a combination of calcium carbonate and lime mixed with other types of clay and silt, called marl or marlstone. A popular swimming spot, La Scala dei Turchi was named after a local legend that recounts when Turkish, AKA Saracen, pirates scaled the white cliffs that pour like stairs into the Africa-facing sea. We’ll have lunch overlooking La Scala dei Turchi in October during Experience Sicily’s Stunning Sicily tour.

Join me to savor all that this fascinating region of Italy has to offer. Read the full October 2020 tour of Sicily itinerary at and let’s talk!

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