Where is Bed and Breakfast Scala dei Turchi?
Why Stay at Bed and Breakfast Scala dei Turchi?
Breakfast is served when you want it. It usually includes a sandwich and warm pastries fresh from the pasticceria (definition of pasticceria). One day we asked about a type of pastry we saw at the Bar/pasticceria Manhattan and the next day Angela bought that kind of pastry for our breakfast.
What's There to See and Do Nearby?
Outside Agrigento is the workshop of famous Sicilian cart maker Raffaele La Scala, now maintained by his son Marcello. Making traditional Sicilian carts is a dying art form and this is a rare opportunity to see some spectacular examples. Simone or Angela, owners of Scala dei Turchi, may be able to arrange a visit for you to see the beautiful, intricately detailed carts. Find out more with our Pictures of Sicilian Carts.
Siculiana, a hill town to the northwest, has a castle and interesting church with Hebrew inscriptions and a black Christ. A little farther up the coast is Eraclea Minoa, remnants of an ancient Greek city in a picturesque position perched above a white sandy beach. There's a small museum, walking paths, a theater carved into the sandstone, remains of a residential area, and few tourists.
From the nearby port of Porto Empedolce, between Agrigento and Realmonte, you can take a ferry to the islands of Linosa (3 hours) or Lampedusa (4 hours). There are some good restaurants in Porto Empedolce.
Right near Realmonte are beautiful sand beaches, the Scala dei Turchi cliffs, beautiful countryside, and a small Roman villa archaeological site.
Scala dei Turchi Bed and Breakfast Details
In Realmonte, there are several bars. Besides good pastries, it's possible to get ice cream, sandwiches, slices of pizza, and other snacks or light meals. There's a restaurant/pizzeria with good pizza and a limited restaurant menu. Near Realmonte are several good seafood restaurants but you'll need a car to get to them.
The four rooms can hold up to four people each so it's a good place for families or groups. All the rooms have modern, private bathrooms with individual water heaters. They also have heating and air conditioning.
Bed and Breakfast Scala dei Turchi, classified 2 stars
via Grande, 171 Realmonte Agrigento
Current rates are 25 euro per person (spring, 2008)
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