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The Scala dei Turchi is an amazing natural sculpture, one of the most characteristic and particular of Italy’s natural attractions.
The name’s origin is from ancient times when pirates used to moor their ships there. Its white surface has been shaped like a staircase by the action of the sun, wind and rain.
Every year thousands of tourists are attractedto this wonderful site and use it as a platformto dive into the sparkling Sicilian sea.
The natural reserve of Macalube, locatednear Agrigento, is famous for its little vulcanoesnamed vulcanelli, described as a rare geologicphenomenum called sedimentary vulcanism.
There are many of them in the Agrigento area, characterized by muddy grey and white soils. The tallest vulcanello can reach about 1 meter in height.
Plato, Aristotele, Diodoro Siculo and Pliny the Elder all described this incredible area in ancient times. The Romans believed that the clay coming out of the vulcanelli was excellent for rheumatic and beauty treatments, and still today many people come to take advantage of its healing properties.