The Captivating Beauty Of Scala Dei Turchi – The White Stairway Beach In Sicily

Scala dei Turchi is a rocky beach along the coast of Relmonte in Sicily. This beach is placed near the city Porto Empedocle, on the island of Sicilia, Italy. It is regarded as the most beautiful beach in Sicily. Its unique white colour makes it be so popular among the tourists that travel there. This specific beauty was also penned in the detective works of the writer Andrea Camilleri.

5-Scala dei Turchi image by Italo, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

It is on the list of suggestions to become a world heritage protected by UNESCO.

Scala dei Turchi History

The name Scala dei Turchi (or translated in English meaning a stairway of the Turks) comes after the many attacks of the Turkish pirates that once robbed this whole region and also the eccentric white appeal which reminds of great white stairs rising from the blue Sea.  The interesting rocky formation is actually a stone named Marga, which is pure limestone.

1-Scala_dei_Turchi image by Matteo Mignani, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The water here is crystal clear and you can also take mud baths which are pretty good for your skin. The marl found there is considered to have a lot of skin benefits.  Roselle, La Pergola, Giallonardo and Punta Grande are some of the beaches that dominate this region found around Scala dei Turchi. And they are all covered with fine white sand.

Scala dei Turchi Amazing and Rewarding Nature

This whole place is one amazing gift of Nature. Even though climbing higher or lower the cliff can be a bit challenging still the reward is priceless. You’ll be rewarded with such stunning views, that you’ll start asking yourself whether you found paradise. It is astonishing how the white surrounding dives in the blue Sea. The whole view is breathtaking, whether you’re on top of the cliff and observe everything from a bird’s eye perspective, or you’re down and look how this cliff rises from the water. Let’s hope that it will remain untouched. Everything is so perfectly positioned and is enchanting with its unreal beauty.

2-skala image by myriapod, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

But still a picture cannot describe the whole beauty of the place and what the focus of the eye can get. Each beauty like this one has to be experienced personally in order to get the best of it. The pictures you have in your memory will be more worthy than any other picture you get with your camera.

Enjoy the pictures of this unspoiled beauty.


3-skala image by Irene Grassi, license CC BY-SA 2.0


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA image by Nathan Wind, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


6-skala image by headoverfeet, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


7-skala image by pencroff, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


8-skala image by Edoardo Costa, license CC BY 2.0