The main landmark of the city is the 142-step monumental Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, built from 1608 in the old part of the town. The peculiarity is that each step is decorated with different hand-decorated ceramics, using styles and figures derived from the millennial tradition of pottery making. Once a year, on and around the day of the city's patron saint, (St. James, 25 July), the staircase is illuminated with candles of different colours arranged in order to reconstruct an artistic drawing of several tens of meters.
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Italy
Keywords:Italie, Italien, Italy, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, Sicilie, Sicily, Unesco, Val di Noto", "Baroque Towns, Val di Noto", "Baroque towns", Baroque, Barok, Caltagirone, World Heritage, welterbe, werelderfgoed