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Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte

Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy
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Amazing piece of art

The staircase is really impressive. All stairs are decorated with Tiny ceramic tiles. That is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Verena S
via mobile
What an experience!

This staircase is the crown jewel of this interesting Sicilian town! Each riser is tiled with a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
inmancg
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boston, ma
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceramic tiles” (14 reviews)
“santa maria” (9 reviews)
“del monte” (6 reviews)
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Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy
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"ceramic tiles"
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"santa maria"
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"old town"
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"take your time"
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"lovely town"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
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"steps leading"
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"definitely worth a visit"
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"great idea"
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"pottery stores"
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"granita"
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"sicilian town"
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"well worth the effort"
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"half way"
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"beautiful ceramics"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staircase is really impressive. All stairs are decorated with Tiny ceramic tiles. That is really impressive. Take your Time and try to see as many different ornaments as possible

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This staircase is the crown jewel of this interesting Sicilian town! Each riser is tiled with a different tile. Along the stairway - all kinds of ceramics shops. You can watch the artists working and buy some incredible things. The whole town IS ceramics! Even...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a view at the top!!! We stopped on the way up and purchased some ceramics at a reasonable price. At the top there is a church with a great mural outside and the view from the top step is incredible... you can see at...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We rented a car in Sicily and had a heck of a time driving in that city, even with GPS! Also, parking is strictly enforced in the area. We parked about about a half mile away and walked with no problems. Nice ceramic shops in...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Very pretty to see first thing before the crowds. Well kept and each step has different ceramics which are lovely to see. Easy to walk up with wide steps and plenty on either side to take break from the climb.

Thank Lucy F
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

This climb is not as difficult as one would imagine. The steps are broad and there is plenty to see on either side. There are pottery stores and cafes where you can spend your time. We were lucky to visit during the last two weeks...More

Thank Vidya G
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

It was late morning when we arrived in Caltagirone and so we all had enough energy to climb up to the staircase and be rewarded with an amazing view of the city and beyond. I would post a picture, but none of the my friends...More

Thank SusB962
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful town to walk around. We liked it more than Enna which we found disappointing. Lovely views from the top of the steps.

Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This amacing staircase is worth a detour. Take your time to admire the steps as you go up and the views going down. There are small cafés for refreshments and cake along the way, so you do not have to manage all 142 steps in...More

Thank Mona N
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This was such a fun treat to walk up and down - to stop at the side stores along the way to the centre of the town. I switchbacked!!!! The tiles on the steps are really lovely and it is just a fun thing to...More

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