The Scala dei Turchi in Realmonte is one of the most striking and visited destinations in the area in any season, despite being located along the town’s beach.
The irregularly shaped, snow-white rock takes its colour from the particular type of minerals that it is made of. It is marl, a material similar to clay and limestone, forged over millions of years by waves and wind.
The name of the site derives from the Saracen pirates called Turks by the local people who used to land on the rocks to plunder coastal villages.
The beauty and uniqueness of the place has led the Scala to be nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the hope that we can continue to preserve its nature, which is in danger of being lost every day due to hydrogeological causes.