Saint Maria of Monte, Caltagirone

4.5
#1 of 12 in Things to do in Caltagirone
Saint Maria of Monte is located in Caltagirone. Make Saint Maria of Monte a part of your Caltagirone vacation plans using our Caltagirone trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Saint Maria of Monte
map
Saint Maria of Monte Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
722 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • It is made from well 142 steps decorated with colorful ceramic: each step (7/8 metres wide-eye) had one of his paintings. Right and left are shacks where they sell pottery and sides come out beautiful paths though not spotless. In short, an attraction for those who want to try a tired but excited at the same time experience a little out of the ordinary.
    View original
  • The staircase lit (21.30) they really deserve and the fireworks at the end are a pleasant surprise. The procession instead a bit disappointing, nothing special. The crush of people there but the scale stays on till 24.00 so everyone can see it up close! A nice evening, a happy return.
    View original
  • Main attraction of Caltagirone, really quite impressive. Unfortunately we didn't see night lighting, but I have to say it was still beautiful.
    View original
Google
  • I lived there. The place is amazing the art work the parks the shopping, the stairs they decorate on special occasions are just stunning. I would recommend visiting there
  • Must to see.
  • The scale is the Pearl of the city. Both vhe you are from above is from below. The narrow streets in the night quiet and magical
    View original
  • Caltagirone, the steps of Santa Maria del Monte is a must. Lends often, especially for the festivities, as a set of installations. Colored candles rather than flowers adorn the steps by creating, with skillful games, religious illustrations.
    View original
  • The city's symbol was the staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, built in the 17th century to link the two parts of the city: its 142 steps decorated with tiles with traditional Sicilian patterns. Climbing the stairs is an aesthetic pleasure in itself, but it becomes especially striking on the night of July 25, the feast of Saint Jacob, when placed on the steps of the four thousands of burning candles, creating the effect of current lava. From mid-May to mid-June, the staircase is decorated with floral compositions in honour of our Lady, which the city patronizing here called the Madonna Konadomini.
    View original

Plan your trip to Caltagirone

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Caltagirone

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Caltagirone by other users

57 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA October, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 36 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Province of Catania BY A USER FROM MALTA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Caltagirone BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 56 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM MALTA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Italy & Island of Malta BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Caltagirone BY A USER FROM MALTA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans