SCALA DEI TURCHI is a stunningly white rock formation on the southern coast of Sicily. Its name is Italian for ‘Stairs of the Turks,’ because historically, Turkish pirates would climb up the stair-like rocks and raid the nearby towns. Today, the area is well-known for its amazing scenery and beautiful beaches.
How to get there
Go to Sicily by either taking a ferry from the mainland or by flying into Palermo airport on the island. Cheap flights can be booked from many popular European destinations. Once in Sicily, it is best to rent a car and drive to Scala dei Turchi yourself; it is about a 2-hour drive from Palermo. The cliff stretches from the towns of Realmonte to Porto Empedocle.