Scala dei Turchi

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This extraordinary white panel of marl (a mix of clay and limestone) slopes gradually towards the sea and, in summer, provides a smooth surface on which to lie and sunbathe. On the other side, the so-called Turks' Ladder forms narrow, sinuous curves that reveal much about the action of the sea and the wind. This nickname comes from a popular belief that Saracen pirates used to scale the rocks after leaving their boats sheltered in the little creeks all around.

Useful information

Address:

92014 Porto-Empedocle

Opening hours

3 ways to get there: go down the steep road that reaches a beach restaurant, go through that restaurant and follow the path along the sea; stop a little further at Lido Scala dei Turchi; continue 500m to a curve with an abandoned house and a transformer (spectacular view)

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