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Revision as of 10:31, 9 October 2008
Caltagirone is a town in central Sicily, Italy, most famous for it's ceramics and long ceramic-decorated staircase.
Regular buses run to and from Piazza Armerina, Enna and Catania
Local trains run to and from Gela and Catania.
The adjacent train & bus stations are in the new town about 20 minutes walk from the centre of the old town. Some buses may also stop in the old town.
There are a few connecting buses linking the old and new towns. Alternatively, you could take a taxi or walk.
- La Scala - the famous 142 step staircase up to Santa Maria church, with each stair riser decorated with different ceramic tiles. Good views from the top.
- St Francis Bridge (Ponte San Francesco) - an impressive ceramic tile decorated bridge at the entrance to the old town.
- Ceramics of course. From one of the many shops lining La Scala.
- Vecchia Masseria (Agriturismo Caltagirone), C/da Cutuminello Km 68 S.S. 117 bis direzione Gela (Gela), ☎ +39 0935 684003, . checkin: 12.00; checkout: 11.00. The farmhouse, 3 Ears, use of a receptiveness of 56 places bed in double rooms, apartments and a suite, endowed with all the comforts: bathe in room, conditioned air, heating, tv, and in some apartment also angle cooking and angle living; you furnish in poor art, beaten iron, cooked and ancient cerammics make the comforting and refined structure. 40-70. (37°15'21.42,14°24'2.41)