Sciacca, Sicily

A picturesque seaside town, built on rocky heights overlooking the Mediterranean, in the south-western coast of Sicily. Sciacca is a 30 minute drive east from Selinunte and its temples and less than an hour’s drive west from Agrigento.

Dating back to the Roman Empire, Sciacca was known for its spas which were part of daily life for both men and women. Above the city there are caves in Mount Kronion with steamy grottoes, used in the treatment of ailments.

A historic fishing port, Sciacca is best known today for its numerous artisan shops, which specialise in ceramic ware, thermal spa complex, rich religious traditions which are still maintained, such as religious processions and the old carnival and its fishing fleet. The beautiful main beaches are located on either side of the city.

Things to see and do
* Spa Baths
* Scaglion Palance (Palazzo Scaglione)
* St Margaret (Santa Margherita)
* Victor-Emmanuel Boulevard
* Castello Incantatio
* Stufe di san calogero

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro(€)
Time – GMT plus 1
Language - Italian
Land area - 180.98 km2
Population - 40,894
Electricity - 2 pin Round pins European style
International Country Telephone Code - +39

Port location – the port is within walking distance of the town centre

Transport links

There is no international airport in the province. Sciacca is about 120km away from two main airports in Palermo and Trapani
There are three bus companies in Sicily, Sais, Ast and Interbus, which connect the main cities.
Sciacca has no railway station. The nearest station is about 35km away in Castelvetrano, province Trapani.

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