Although the “Scala dei Turchi” means “The Turkish Staircase,” you don’t have to spend your holidays in Turkey to see this attraction – it is here in Sicily!
This remarkable rock formation gained its name at a time when the seafaring Turks threatened to invade Agrigento and other cities in Sicily. Popular legend has it that this was the Turks’ planned gateway into the city of Agrigento.
The Scala dei Turchi is a dazzling white rocky cliff, rising 50 meters above sea level. Its gleaming color is eye-catching enough, but what makes it all the more remarkable is that it looks like a staircase carved by man, even though its shape is entirely natural.