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  • Sciacca
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Lat: 37° 30' 44.39777" N - Long: 13° 5' 1.581573" E

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Sciacca is a seafaring, tourist and thermal town, rich in monuments and churches, and also known thanks to its historical carnival and its ceramics.

In it there are many works of artistic interest.

It was a outpost of Selinunte in the direction of Agrigento and its spas are the oldest we can remember used for healthy use.

Traces of islamic culture are still recognizable in the dead ends and courtyards especially in the Rabato and Cadda districts.

Count Roger built the first wall and the old castle; later, in 1336, a new and larger wall was erected at the behest of Frederick II of Aragon.

The new castle was founded in 1380 by Guglielmo Peralta, one of the four vicars of the Kingdom of Sicily under the Queen Maria.

About a century later, the sumptuous Steripinto palace was built, still existing, adorned with mullioned windows and with swallow-tailed battlements.

The two castles of the town were inhabited by the Perollo and Luna families who, in 1529, had a bloody war, named "caso di Sciacca".

After the building of a further walled rampart, in 1550, the town assumed a Baroque imprint, with a large number of churches and valuable civil constructions.

In this period Sciacca also becomes one of the capitals of artistic ceramics thanks to the particular working technique of its shops, which today still use the traditional shades of yellow, green and cobalt blue.

At the end of the 19th century, coral reefs were discovered off the coast of Sciacca, which were immediately exploited, bringing much wealth to the country.

Scacca coral became famous all over the world for its uniqueness given by the color and the particular beauty, the price that was paid for all this however was high: already in the early years of the '900 there was no trace of the coral reefs.

Not far from the village, there is also the "Enchanted Castle", with sculptures depicting heads, by the local sculptor Filippo bentivegna; some of his works are kept in the Museum of Art Brut in Lausanne.

Moreover, on Monte Cronio you can see the natural Stoves, with an antiquarium that preserves the evidence found inside the caves of San Calogero dating back to the Neolithic period.


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