Scala Dei Turchi Resort in Realmonte (2023)

Scala Dei Turchi Resort

Strada Provinciale 68 - C/da Scavuzzo, Realmonte, AG 92010

Property Details

  • Built in 2014
  • 45 rooms in 3 buildings
  • 2 stories
  • Mediterranean architecture
  • Smoke-free property

Hotel Services

  • Front desk safe and ATM
  • 24-hour business center and 1 meeting room
  • Luggage storage
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Station to charge electric cars
  • Tour/ticket information
  • Rooftop deck

Rooms

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning

Internet

  • Public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Guestrooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Drinking + Dining

  • A bar/lounge, a beach bar, and a restaurant
  • Venues include a fine-dining restaurant and a lobby lounge
  • Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner available
  • Beachfront and alfresco dining available
  • Happy hour offered

Drinking + Dining Details

Guests can enjoy a free manager's reception daily.

Scala dei Turchi Cafe - Beachfront lobby lounge specializing in Mediterranean cuisine. Open for breakfast and brunch.

Onsite venue #2 - Fine-dining restaurant and bar specializing in Mediterranean cuisine. Open for brunch, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Pool and garden views. Alfresco dining available (weather permitting). Kid's meals available. Reservations required.

Onsite venue #3 - Restaurant and bar specializing in Mediterranean cuisine. Open for brunch and dinner. Ocean and pool views. Alfresco dining available (weather permitting). Kid's menu available. Reservations required.

Having Fun

The residence has an indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, or spa tub without adult supervision.

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Beach

  • Sand beach
  • Beach cabanas (fees apply) and towels

Pools

  • 1 seasonal outdoor and 1 indoor swimming pool
  • Spa tub
  • Pool cabanas (fees apply) and sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Getting Around

  • Cruise terminal shuttle (fees apply)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (fees apply)
  • Shopping center shuttle (fees apply)
  • Bus station shuttle (fees apply)

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Realmonte

Train Stations

  • Agrigento Bassa Station: 16-min drive, 8.2 mi/13.3 km
  • Agrigento Central Station: 27-min drive, 8.5 mi/13.7 km
  • Racalmuto Station: 31-min drive, 21.3 mi/34.3 km
  • Grotte Station: 33-min drive, 19.6 mi/31.5 km
  • Aragona Caldare Station: 38-min drive, 16.7 mi/26.8 km

Nearby Places of Interest

  • Spiaggia di Scala dei Turchi: 3-min walk, 0.2 mi/0.3 km
  • Spiaggia di Punta Grande: 5-min walk, 0.3 mi/0.4 km
  • Scala dei Turchi Beach: 6-min walk, 0.3 mi/0.5 km
  • Scala dei Turchi: 11-min walk, 0.5 mi/0.8 km
  • Spiaggia di Marinella: 13-min walk, 0.7 mi/1.1 km
  • Lido Azzurro: 3-min drive, 1.5 mi/2.4 km
  • Porto Empedocle Central Station: 8-min drive, 3.8 mi/6.1 km
  • Spiaggia del Caos: 9-min drive, 4.4 mi/7.1 km
  • Riserva Naturale Torre Salsa: 9-min drive, 3.1 mi/5 km
  • La Spiaggetta: 10-min drive, 4.6 mi/7.4 km
  • Spiaggia Giallonardo I: 11-min drive, 4.9 mi/7.9 km
  • Tempio di Vulcano Station: 12-min drive, 6.1 mi/9.8 km
  • Spiaggia di Pergole: 13-min drive, 4.7 mi/7.6 km
  • Temple dei Dioscuri: 13-min drive, 6.6 mi/10.6 km
  • Tomba di Terone: 13-min drive, 7.4 mi/11.9 km
  • Tempio di Giove: 14-min drive, 7.5 mi/12.1 km

Offsite Activities

  • Windsurfing
  • Water skiing
  • Sailing
  • Golf lessons

Location Highlights

  • Near the airport
  • Near the bay
  • On the beach
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Arrivals + Departures

The front desk is open 24 hours a day, and checking in and out are easy with express services. For convenient arrivals and departures, you can take advantage of the shuttle service to and from the train station (fees apply). Driving? This property offers free parking, along with a car charging station.

  • Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM

Special Check-in Details

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Kids + Beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 15.0 per night

Pet Policy

  • This property doesn't allow pets or service animals

Things To Know

Details about charges, deposits, or other important information: Additional information about polices, regulations, and more:
  • Charges for extra guests may apply and vary depending on the property's policy.
  • A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges, as well as a government-issued photo ID, may be required at check-in.
  • Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in and can't be guaranteed. Certain requests may come with additional charges.
  • Onsite safety features include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Social distancing measures are in place.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).
  • Upon check-in, all guests, including children, must be present to show their passport or government-issued photo ID.
  • Due to national regulations, cash transactions can't exceed EUR 1999.99 at this property. For additional details, contact the property using the contact information on your booking confirmation.
  • There are no elevators.
  • No cribs or infant beds are available.
  • No rollaway or extra beds are available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

    For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

Optional extras

These fees and deposits will be charged at check-in, check-out, or the time of service.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15.0 per night
  • Towels fee: EUR 2 per person, per night (or guests may bring their own)

This list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits might not include tax and are subject to change.

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Hotel Names

  • Scala Dei Turchi Resort
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  • Scala Dei Turchi Resort Realmonte, Sicily, Italy
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  • Scala Dei Turchi Resort Residence
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Frequently asked questions

Scala Dei Turchi Resort offers free cancellation on some room rates. For additional details, look at the cancellation policy on Orbitz.

Cleanliness measures at Scala Dei Turchi Resort include enhanced cleaning, social distancing, and contactless check-in / check-out.

Located steps from Spiaggia di Scala dei Turchi, this residence is in Realmonte, and within a 10-minute walk of Scala dei Turchi Beach and Spiaggia di Punta Grande. You'll also find Scala dei Turchi and Spiaggia di Marinella less than a mile away.

Yes, self parking is offered for free at the residence. Though parking is limited, accessible parking and electric car charging are also available.

No, Scala Dei Turchi Resort doesn't have a casino.

Yes, this residence has an indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool and a spa tub.

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This beachfront residence offers many amenities for couples, including Champagne service as well as a beach bar and an indoor pool.

Yes, this residence has a spa tub.

Yes, Scala Dei Turchi Resort serves breakfast for a surcharge at Scala dei Turchi Cafe.

No, pets and service animals aren't allowed at Scala Dei Turchi Resort.

No, this residence doesn't feature connecting guestrooms.

Yes, some accommodations at this residence offer a balcony where guests can enjoy sea or garden views.

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FAQs

Why is Scala dei Turchi closed? ›

The Scala dei Turchi was submitted as a candidate for Unesco world heritage status in 2019. However, the landmark was temporarily closed and seized by prosecutors in early 2020 after years of complaints about its poor preservation.

How do you get to Scala dei Turchi? ›

How to get there. To reach the Scala dei Turchi from the archaeological site of the Valley of the Temples or from the city of Agrigento, follow the SS115 in the direction of Porto Empedocle, then via Nereo along the coast in the direction of Zona Lidi for 2.4 km up to the signs indicating car parks or belvedere.

Where is the Scala dei Turchi? ›

The Scala dei Turchi (Italian: "Stair of the Turks" or “Turkish Steps”) is a rocky cliff on the coast of Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle, southern Sicily, Italy. It has become a tourist attraction, partly due to its mention in Andrea Camilleri's series of detective stories about Commissario Montalbano.

Can you climb Scala dei Turchi? ›

Enjoy the views from the overlook above the Scala dei Turchi. It is not possible to climb them any more. The crashing waves of Mediterranean Sea far below– breathtaking. You may also choose to park above the steps and walk down to the top, where there is an overlook, instead of hiking along the beach.

Is Scala dei Turchi worth visiting? ›

Scala dei Turchi is a very popular destination for visitors who want to see the terraced white stone steps that have naturally formed on the cliffside. The steps are the second most popular tourist site in Agrigento, after the Valley of the Temples.

Who owns Scala dei Turchi? ›

For some obscure reason lost in decades of bureaucratic paperwork, the upper part of the celebrated Scala Dei Turchi, the dazzling white cliff that rises above the sea along the southern coast of Sicily, belongs to a Sicilian man, Ferdinando Sciabarrà.

What happened at the Scala dei Turchi? ›

An investigation has been launched after Sicily's normally white Scala dei Turchi cliffs were stained red. The marl cliffs, which attract thousands of tourists every year, were defaced sometime overnight on Friday.

How do you get from Palermo to Scala dei Turchi? ›

The best way to get from Palermo to Scala dei Turchi is to bus via Porto Empedocle Bus Station which takes 57 min and costs €20 - €27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 12m.

How far is Scala from Ravello? ›

It is approximately 580 meters to get from Scala to Ravello. How do I travel from Scala to Ravello without a car? The best way to get from Scala to Ravello without a car is to line 5110 bus which takes 5 min and costs €1 - €2.

How do you get to Scala dei Turchi from Catania? ›

The best way to get from Catania to Scala dei Turchi is to bus via Agrigento Piazzale Rosselli which takes 2h 55m and costs €35 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €35 - €60 and takes 4h 25m.

What part of Italy is Sicily? ›

Sicily, Italian Sicilia, island, southern Italy, the largest and one of the most densely populated islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Together with the Egadi, Lipari, Pelagie, and Panteleria islands, Sicily forms an autonomous region of Italy. It lies about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Tunisia (northern Africa).

Where are the white cliffs in Sicily? ›

La Scala dei Turchi in Realmonte on the southern coast of Sicily are white cliffs that pour into the sea. The cliffs are made of a type of marl or marlstone, a hard-mud material that is a combination of calcium carbonate and lime mixed with other types of clay and silt.

How many stairs are in Scala Santa? ›

The Scala Sancta (English: Holy Stairs, Italian: Scala Santa) are a set of 28 white marble steps that are Roman Catholic relics located in an edifice on extraterritorial property of the Holy See in Rome, Italy proximate to the Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano.

How far are the Turkish steps from Agrigento? ›

Located in the south of Sicily, the Scala dei Turchi are about 14 kilometres outside of Agrigento.

Where is Baia dei Turchi? ›

Where is Baia dei Turchi ? Baia dei Turchi is located a few kilometers north of Otranto, in province of Lecce. It is a beautiful beach in Puglia, nowadays it is a destination for many tourists and is also very popular with locals.

Is Agrigento worth staying in? ›

Most visitors to Agrigento in southern Sicily come to visit the impressive Valley of the Temples on a day trip and then move on. But honestly, it's really worth staying in Agrigento old town for at least one night.

Is Enna in Sicily worth visiting? ›

This almost hidden or forgotten city in Italy offers stunning views and I really think you can place Enna on your Travel Bucket-list. The province of Enna, almost exactly in the middle of Sicily, is definitely worth a stop if you travel to Italy.

Where in Italy is Agrigento? ›

The Province of Agrigento (Italian: Provincia di Agrigento; Sicilian: Pruvincia di Girgenti; officially Libero consorzio comunale di Agrigento) is a province in the autonomous island region of Sicily in Italy, situated on its south-western coast.

Are trains in Sicily reliable? ›

There are good train services for parts of the island

The train is a delightful way to travel on Sicily, although large swaths of the island are not served. The main line runs east from Palermo to Messina and then south to Syracuse via Catania.

Is there a ferry from Palermo to Aeolian Islands? ›

The Palermo Lipari ferry route connects Sicily with Aeolian Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours 55 minutes.

How far are the Aeolian Islands from Taormina? ›

What is the distance between Taormina and Aeolian Islands? The distance between Taormina and Aeolian Islands is 83 km.

Which is better Amalfi or Ravello? ›

Ravello is less expensive than Amalfi or Positano

Even though less expensive than Amalfi or Positano, Ravello still offers everything that visitors are looking for: spectacular views, great choice of accommodation, good restaurants, and shopping. We stayed in the wonderful Bed and Breakfast Giuliana's View.

Can you walk from Ravello to Amalfi? ›

It is quite a challenging walk that takes you from Amalfi to Ravello or allows you to come back to Amalfi after a visit to Ravello. In the first case the walk is entirely uphill and takes you at least 3 hours; in the second case it is all downhill and it takes around 2 hours.

Is Ravello closer to Amalfi or Positano? ›

From Amalfi to Ravello: 17 minutes. From Atrani to Ravello: 15 minutes. From Positano to Ravello: 55 minutes.

How do you get to cumae from Naples? ›

By bus. From the stop Piazzetta Circumvesuviana, at Piazza Garibaldi in Naples, take the Naples-Monte di Procida EAV bus and get off at the Via Cuma stop. From there, continue on foot following the signs for the Archaeological Site.

How do I get from Catania to Aeolian Islands? ›

There is no direct connection from Catania to Aeolian Islands. However, you can take the bus to Capo Taormina then take the travel to Aeolian Islands. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Capo Taormina then take the travel to Aeolian Islands.

What food is Sicily known for? ›

Sicily is home to world-famous foods like the cannoli, artichokes, and all things citrus. There are many lesser-known but equally taste-tantalizing delicacies such as the world-famous and largely sought after Gambero red prawns, and the chocolate made in the town of Modica.

What do Italians call Sicily? ›

Sicily (Italian: Sicilia [siˈtʃiːlja]; Sicilian: Sicilia [sɪˈʃiːlja]) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 20 regions of Italy.

Why is Sicilian different from Italian? ›

Unlike Italian, which is almost entirely Latin based, Sicilian has elements of Greek, Arabic, French, Catalan, and Spanish. This can be seen in many Sicilian words, like azzizzari [to embellish, adorn] from the Arabic aziz [beautiful], or foddi [angry], which can be traced to the Norman French fol.

What is the most beautiful beach in Sicily? ›

Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa

It's been called the world's most beautiful beach, with its fine white sands and iridescent waters that shimmer through every shade of blue. The long beach faces the Isola dei Conigli, a short swim away through shallow water - or a walk across the sand when the water is low.

Is Scala Santa free? ›

To pray and to go up on one's knees Scala Santa it's free, no reservation. There is a book of prayers in English and other 8 languages that can be purchased (Euro 2.00) from 9.30 AM. Is possible to visit the papal chapel of Sancta Sanctorum with multimedia audio-guide (ask at the entrance).

What day is Jade on stairs? ›

The Desert Trader will trade staircases for one Jade each on Sundays.

Are the Holy Stairs Open? ›

Time: The holy stairs are open weekdays from 6am to 2pm.

How many days should you spend in Agrigento? ›

However, there is a great deal more to Agrigento, and you should really allow at least one whole day - or 24 hours - to visit the town. Serious history-lovers will find plenty to interest them for a longer stay.

What is Agrigento known for? ›

Agrigento is best known as the city of temples, with its vast archeological park that retains a string of five Greek temples and the ancient city walls that surrounded the place that was named Akragas.

How do you get to the Valley of the Temples from Agrigento? ›

Take the Number 1 bus from Agrigento. It departs every 30 minutes, and will stop at the archaeological museum (15 minutes) and the Porta V Western entrance (20 minutes).

Where in Italy is Puglia? ›

Puglia, also called Apulia, regione, southeastern Italy. It extends from the Fortore River in the northwest to Cape Santa Maria di Leuca at the tip of the Salentine Peninsula (the “heel” of Italy) and comprises the provincie of Bari, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce, and Taranto.

What is Scala dei Turchi made of? ›

This white cliff is located along the stretch of sea between Realmonte and Porto Empedocle (in the province of Agrigento). Its rock is composed of marl, soft, calcareous, clayey and is a dazzling white.

Where is Baia del Silenzio? ›

Baia del Silenzio (Bay of Silence) is a wonderful public beach located right in the historical center of Sestri Levante. Enclosed by old colorful buildings, Baia del Silenzio is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy.

What happened at Scala dei Turchi? ›

An investigation has been launched after Sicily's normally white Scala dei Turchi cliffs were stained red. The marl cliffs, which attract thousands of tourists every year, were defaced sometime overnight on Friday.

How old is Valle dei Templi? ›

This temple was constructed on a mostly artificial spur. It dates to c. 450 BC, measuring 38.15 x 16.90 m: it is in Doric style, peripteros six columns wide by thirteen long, preceded by a pronaos and opisthodomos. The basement has four steps.

How long do you need at Valley of the Temples? ›

VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES | THE BASICS

The site can be reached by public transport, rental car, or a tour. A day trip visit involves walking 4-5 kms and lasts 3-4 hours.

Why is Valle dei Templi important? ›

This region is one of the most important archeological sites in the world with many great temples such as Hera (Juno,) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules) and Olympian Zeus (Jupiter,) all dramatically perched along a long rocky scarp.

How big is Valle dei Templi? ›

The Valley of the Temples has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. At around 1,300 hectares, the park is considered one of the largest archaeological sites in the world.

How far are the Aeolian islands from Taormina? ›

What is the distance between Taormina and Aeolian Islands? The distance between Taormina and Aeolian Islands is 83 km.

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