Sciacca

Sciacca is a small port town in the province Agrigenta of Sicily, Italy.

Location of Sciacca on Sicily

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Sciacca is a popular tourist destination. The tourism potentials are diverse. In the historic city center a large part of the sixteenth-century ramparts with three almost completely intact city gates still exist. You will find the largest concentration of historic buildings throughout the region. Rich religious traditions are still maintained, such as religious processions and the old carnival. Sciacca is a spa by the presence of thermal baths. Sciacca has a fishing port and a marina. On either side of the city are main beaches.

In the east of the city lies the Sican settlement, this settlement is called Figuli settlement. The Sciacca area has been settled very early. Even the Romans knew of the healing springs.

Under the rule of the Arabs and the Normans, the city grew. Among the Arabs the current structure of the old town was built. At that time, the city walls and the castle were built.

In 1330 the town walls and castle were restored under Frederick II of Aragon. In the 16th New century churches and monasteries were built. After this time, as a result of the feud (Caso di Sciacca) between the Perollo family and the Count of Luna, which lasted nearly 70 years, the city declined.

After the Second World War, today’s thermal plants were built.

There is no international airport in the province. Sciacca is about 120km away from two main airports:

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