Saint Maria of Monte, Caltagirone

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Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte is a set of world-famous steps in Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy. It was built in 1606 in order to connect the ancient part of Caltagirone to the new city built in the upper part. The staircase, over 130 meters (430 ft) long, is flanked by balcony buildings and is today one of the identifying monuments of the city.

The city of Caltagirone is part of Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002.
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  • This staircase is just amazing. Seen from the bottom it is like a canvas. At each step you discover new patterns, including a prayer.  more »
  • Great spot to get wonderful views of the town and to start to explore Caltagirone, very similar to Genova lots of atmospheric narrow carrugi.  more »
  • Really long and impressive but overshadowed by the poor state of the area
  • Beautiful place!

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