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Ceramiche Artistiche di Caltagirone Sammartino e Delfino

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Address: Via Roma 32, 95041 Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0933 21067
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09:00 - 19:30
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Shop at Ceramiche d'Arte di Giacomo Venniro

Caltagirone is worth a morning's detour to see the ceramic stairs which are not as impressive as the pictures. However, it is fun to walk up the steps and to peek into the many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2015
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Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Caltagirone is worth a morning's detour to see the ceramic stairs which are not as impressive as the pictures. However, it is fun to walk up the steps and to peek into the many ceramics shops along the stairs and side streets. We went on a Sunday morning and most of the shops were open. At the top of the... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Specializing in ceramic ware - with plenty of places to buy, the town is a pleasant spot for travelers on their way to Villa Casale or daytripping from Catania or Siracusa. Impressive tile-faced staircase from the main square to the duomo. Compact downtown area, lovely park downhill from it.

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Golden, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

Of course, the ceramics are the best reason to go to this town. La Scala (the stairs) was incredible. Very nice place!

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Scotch Plains
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

Not only is this town the capital of ceramics in the area, it is on a high plateau that offers lovely vistas of the countryside. The town administrators have brilliantly used the work of their ceramic artisans to decorate their city, from the risers of staircases that lead to their churches, to ceramics that decorate plaques of locations, and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

We enjoyed this town very much. The steps are wonderful and had a nice 2014 design when we walked up the 142 steps. Down near the bottom is a little outdoor restaurant connect to the tourist agency. The food was lousy so don't bother to go. They couldn't even melt the cheese on a panini!!! There's not a lot to... More 

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Jerusalem
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

The city seems to have been a center of ceramic manufacture for centuries and most visitors -- like me -- will probably confine themselves to this feature of the city. The Ceramics Museum has an excellent collection of examples, some going back many centuries. Every kind of ceramic decoration or vessel seems to be on sale here. The streets and... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

We were lucky to be in Catania on August 15 when Caltagirone celebrates La Scala Illiminata, an absolutely awe inspiring festival when the town decorates the famous Scala staircase with colorful candles and everyone participates in lighting them up at 8PM. A beautiful sight that stays with you long after you;ve left.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Remember to not buy everything in the first shop you go into. There are so many great places on the stairs to buy pottery, take the time to shop around a little.

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Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I only spent a day there but absolutely enjoyed the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere and charming ceramics work that can be seen all over the town. The gardens are quite nice, the Stairs are worth the climb too. Apart from being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also a known skydiving spot, so there is really a little something for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

The main street of town is full of shops selling local pottery. Prices and quality vary. We browsed through over a dozen shops before making any purchases. The pottery is vibrant with bright designs and ranges from cups and saucers to huge ornamental Saracen heads.

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