Caltagirone’s Staircase

Caltagirone’s Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte was built in 1609 to connect the old lower town to the new upper town. Since 1954, each of its 142 steps was decorated with a unique design of colorful, handcrafted majolica ceramic tile, a craft for which the city is world renowned. #caltagirone #catania #pottery #ceramics #ceramica…

The town of Caltagirone is world renowned for its pottery and ceramics. These tiles are one example from the 142-step Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte. Each step of the staircase is decorated with a unique design. #caltagirone #catania #pottery #ceramics #ceramica #tiles #tile #ceramic #staircase #scala #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph…