Santa Maria del Monte stairway

Santa Maria del Monte stairway, Caltagirone, 1608/1954

This stairway is 142 steps all tiled with majolica tiles to link the cathedral with the highest point of the city. During a festival in July they light the entire flight of stairs with oil lamps in different colors. Can you imagine how it must look? The tiles were added in 1954. More on the tiles in the next posting.

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