White and pristine, these seaside cliffs are coveted by Sicilians, and are a priceless gift from Madre Terra (Mother Nature). La Scala dei Turchi, or Stairs of the Turks, is a natural phenomenon of hard-mud material that is a combination of calcium carbonate and lime mixed with other types of clay and silt, called marl…
52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #31. Extraordinary Natural Beauty
Scala dei Turchi will take your breath away, especially early in the morning or during the off-season when she is all yours. When you see the hard-mud material, called marlstone or marl, pouring into the turquoise Mediterranean waters, the contrast of snow-like earth to gem-like sea is phenomenal.
Leave The World Behind At Punta Bianca
The central southern coastline of Sicily offers a fascinating landscape punctuated by formations of white marlstone, La Scala dei Turchi being the most famous. Punta Bianca (pictured) is another such spot. Loved by locals, it is one of those secret places that takes one’s breath away. Its hard to reach location makes it even more…
Summer Breeze Above the Sea at Scala dei Turchi
Scala dei Turchi (aka the Stairs of the Turks) 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.
Sea, Sky, Sand, and Stone
… because this view of the white cliffs of southern Sicily always takes my breath away. La Scala dei Turchi, or Stairs of the Turks, 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…