Scala dei Turchi


Here at last are some pictures from our beautiful sunset walk to the Scala dei Turchi!  It’s harder to write a blog post these days with two little kiddos needing lots of TLC.  I think they’re both asleep for a little bit now…


While my parents-in-law were visiting last week, we took a trip to the southern coast of Sicily with them for a couple of days.  We wanted to show them a beautiful rock formation and also visit the Valley of the Temples outside the city of Agrigento.  We hadn’t been to either of these places since last February (here is a post about that trip), and so we were looking forward to enjoying this beautiful part of Sicily again ourselves.

We drove to Agrigento last Wednesday, checked into our agriturismo (more photos from there soon!), had naps all around, and then drove on to the Turkish Steps (or Scala dei Turchi) around 5pm.  The walk along the beach toward the giant white rock formation was peaceful and beautiful.  Lena loved walking along the ocean; Gil loved sleeping in our beloved Moby wrap.

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Finally we reached the white rock and began to climb…



My father-in-law took this photo just as we got to the top of the Turkish Steps.  The view behind us was stunning with the ocean stretching off forever into the setting sun!  We spent a long time on the rocks, climbing and resting and taking photos.



Quite a picturesque spot for a diaper change, right??



If you’re like Lena, you also enjoy looking at whatever photo was just taken of you!



I love the photo above but am bummed that I was smiling for the camera and not looking at Elliott.  Our matching silhouetted faces smiling at each other would have been so cool!

Below, my parents-in-law pause for final iPhone shots…



And the sun has set.  Isn’t it such a magical place?  In the setting sun this could almost be Antarctica.  But instead it’s warm and sunny… and before too long the beaches will be covered with Sicilian sunbathers.  I’d like to go back then!

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9 Responses to Scala dei Turchi

  1. Eden April 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    What gorgeous colors!

    • Becca April 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

      And even more vibrant in person, trust me! The cameras couldn’t capture it all.

  2. Bethany W April 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Wow! What incredible beauty!

  3. Joy @ Caspara April 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Such an incredibly beautiful place! These pictures are amazing!

  4. Meg April 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    So great to see all of these posted, especially now that our trip and time with you is a memory (ALREADY!!). Thank you. . . it was so beautiful there and being with you all. <3

    • Becca April 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

      More photos to come, Mom! The series has been interrupted a bit by Lena’s birthday, but we’ll be back on track soon.

  5. Steph @ meet.make.laugh. April 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Wow! Looks incredibly beautiful!

  6. Heather April 3, 2013 at 12:32 am #

    Beautiful pictures! My kids also love to look at the pictures I just took of them – I always thought it was strange, but I guess it’s more normal than I think.
    As a side note, I absolutely love how often Elliott seems to wear Gil. We’re “baby wearers” also, but I do most of the wearing. I really appreciate seeing a man wearing his son as often as I do when I check in on your blog. It’s refreshing and precious. What a great guy.
    This place looks truly magical. If I ever come to visit I say let’s go there! ;)

  7. brandi April 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    GORGEOUS photos! Im in love!

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