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Sicily 8: Caltagirone [Sky Watch Friday]

By Shattman
Next in our itinerary was the hill top town, Caltagirone, another UNESCO World heritage site.
Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]
Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]
 Caltagirone is the center for ceramic tile manufacturing in Sicily. This becomes evident when one ascends the long staircase connecting the lower and upper towns. Every step is decorated with colorful majolica tiles. The bottom image gives one a sense of the extent and steepness of the climb.
Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]
Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]
Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]
Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]
Along the way, I took a number of shots of isolated tiles. All manner of scenes are depicted.
 Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]
Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]
Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]
Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]
Sicily 8:  Caltagirone  [Sky Watch Friday]

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