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  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer has submitted the following rating
    on 25/08/2017

    highly recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 1122694

  • 5.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Verhaegen andre wrote
    on 06/08/2017, travel period: July 2017

    “Sciacca is a cozy town located on a small fishing and pleasure port. Restaurants and pizzerias in abundance. Beach within walking distance.”

    This review has been given for property no. 613361 The review of the location has been automatically translated from Dutch. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 31/07/2017, travel period: July 2017

    “Sciacca is very nice and there are also many shops for the sightseeing and from above you have a great view of the harbor. Bars and restaurants is enough, only with the communication it was a bit difficult, it was also not good with English.”

    This review has been given for property no. 610454 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Klaus wrote
    on 05/03/2017, travel period: September 2016

    “Typical Sicilian. Very lively, shopping ok, ok stroll Lots of restaurants with good food. Price / performance ratio.”

    This review has been given for property no. 225830 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer has submitted the following rating
    on 09/10/2016, travel period: September 2016

    highly recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 225828


This is how holiday rental owners described Sciacca

Thermae Selinuntine in the Greek era, Aquae Labodes under Diocletian.
The two ancient toponyms already summarized the characteristic that the Sciacca today is known worldwide as the "city of spas". Celebrated by Plutarch, Diodorus, Cicero, Pliny, Strabo and the Arabic Edrisi, its appearance comes very clear to the mild climate, ...
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its monuments, the great abundance of water and sodium bromide vapor stoves on Mount Kronio, unique the world, linked to the myth of Daedalus. Toccata in early Christianity from monaco Calogero, it still retains memory in the homonymous church just above the stoves. The same Arab, after landing in Sicily, are fascinated, Sciacca became the visual translation of the "Valley of the Baths." Under their rule the city then, is the capital of "Iqlim" winners, as in the Roman Empire had been the island's postal services. Its port trade with Tripoli and Tunisia, while the social stands for families and palaces. Sciacca found that the Mediterranean dimension now further confirmed by the discovery in the sea of ​​precious bronze statue depicting the Phoenician deity Melkart. The Arabs came from North Africa, following the same routes of their ancient progenitors in the coast had certainly established their store.
For her, the importance of well-springs spa, Thomas Fazello "Father of History of Sicily" will tell you right in the '500 proud to be born. And this is surprising even to the simple reflection that the city has adjusted well in the Mediterranean, with "water, which by dint of light appear black."
County of Altavilla, with the sweet Juliet, Sciacca has been one of the leading centers of Norman power.
At the stroke of the "War of the Vespers," in 1282, the people immediately associate fellow of the momentum: result, the heroic defense of the leadership of Frederick Incisa that in August 1303, firmly rejects the unclimbed walls Charles of Valois. The famous "Peace of Caltabellotta" is just a corollary of the event.
The city not only known military ventures, but lives in a very civil, as documented in the "Red Book" of the Municipal Library. Here, the "customs" medieval, has recorded the famous book "De Balneis" which minutely regulates the use of thermal waters.
Everything pretty much runs the '300 between two great figures: the Engraved and William Peralta. The first, forms the basis for the expansion of the walls from Porta Toilets east to the west of the Saviour, from Sea Gate to the south of St. Calogero north. Only the 500, with the intervention of the Viceroy De Vega, sees a further expansion, which is practically remained until the Second World War. The Peralta, on his own, becoming one of the four Vicars of Sicily and, after beating his own money, built the Church of St. Maria dell'Itria and New Castle, both in the upper part.
Sciacca is a rich community. Since its start charger facing the sea food and merchandise of all kinds from the hinterland, the loader makes daily chief colonies of the Pisans and Genoese.
Event intended to remain in the history of Sicily is the case of Sciacca. Specious argument between the great families of Sicilian and Spanish Perollo De Luna, is to be started in the year 1400 for the interrupted wedding between the rich and beautiful Margaret and John Peralta Perollo. The case drew instead its orgy of blood and vengeance, which ended in 1529 with the brutal end of John Perollo junior from a disputed possession.
All the '600 Sciacchitano is virtually embedded in Spanish politics.
Stand out, however, the patronage of Giovan Battista Perollo and talent of the architect-painter Michele Blasco, founder of the first Jesuit college (now Town Hall), the second author of the reconstruction of the Mother Church, with frescoes and paintings .
It is for the next century, the fine gesture of good people in defense of the Austrian troops of General Sekendorff. It is also the time of the visual arts. While the previous centuries had experienced the Great Fazello Inveges and historiography, Noceto and Bocconi in the natural sciences, the same Amodei in music, and Tresca Testone 700 includes, in addition to the remarkable Mariano Rossi. They honor the tradition of Renaissance painting headed by Riccardo Quartararo, master Antonello da Messina.
The domination of Savoy passes with no history, no history as it is stated that Bourbon.
Noteworthy are the Risorgimento, who see the best action led local youth from the first Dominican friar Saverio Friscia, then homonymous cousin. These, known ten years of exile in Paris, returned to Sicily in the 60's, grab the stature of the revolutionary leader and became even porgitore Sicilian independence of the proposal at Garibaldi, who had never forgotten the first project of landing in Sicily because of Sciacca. Friscia, now of the International Bakunin, becomes deputy to the National Parliament, where he promoted the cause of the harbor and the exploitation of thermal waters. Joseph Licata and so will, in our century, Augustine D'Onofrio. With the latter opens the current phase of the hot springs of Sciacca undertaken with new to the world.
Of course, this is much bigger than three thousand years ago. But the constant has remained intact: the City of Waters yesterday, the City of Spas today.Annulla modifiche
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source: Chiarello
SCIACCA (ca.40.000 inhabitants) is situated in the middle of the ancient Greek temples itinerary, on the famous archeological road between Selinunte and Agrigento. It's one of the oldest towns in the island. Sciacca is noted mostly for its Thermal Spa complex, it's beautiful beaches, and it's numerous artisan shops which ...
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specialize in ceramic ware.
Within few minutes drive you will find restaurants, pubs, banks, supermarkets, post office, hairdressers, cinemas, museum, churches and other visitor attractions. Within ten-minutes drive you will reach the finest beaches (rocks or sand, as you like).
There is an abundance of good, reasonably priced eating establishments in the area. These include pizzerias and restaurants. Anything from the plain and reasonably priced, to the more sophisticated palate are catered for. Public thermal swimming pool, 10 minutes far.
From Sciacca you can easily reach the most important sightseeing of Sicily in approximately 1 hour drive:
Palermo - 90 km; Selinunte - 30 km; Segesta - 75 km; Eraclea Minoa - 25 km; Agrigento/Greek temples valley - 55 km; Monreale and Erice - 75 km; Piazza Armerina with its antique Roman villa and mosaics - 140 km.
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source: Ackermann
Sciacca, one of the oldest towns in the island that conserves artistic works of notable interest especially of the medieval and baroque periods, there are excellent modern thermal facilities. The strategic position of Sciacca gives the opportunity to visit the south and west of Sicily, only 40 km far from ...
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Agrigento, 100 km from Palermo and 30 km from Selinunte.
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source: Gulliver Servizi Turistici S.r.l
A fundamental role for the city of Sciacca has always been played by the thermal facilities that use several different thermal waters for wellness purpose and for the treatment of various diseases.

In the territory of Sciacca you can also experience the unique attraction of Mount Kronio (388 mt) sauna ...
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and turkish bath in prehistoric caves. Those caves, inhabited or used for worship, until the age of copper, were abandoned around 2000 BC when, perhaps following an earthquake, the fumes began to leak, making it impossible to inhabit them. According to a legend, Daedalus escaped from Crete, stopped near the vapor caves, having discovered their curative properties and adorned the caves themselves with seats carved in stone. The attendance of the caves of Mount Kronio for therapeutic purposes dates back to the Greeks, the exploitation of water to the Romans, the original creators of spa (Salus per Acquam) culture. The phenomenon, fed by secondary underground volcanic activity, occurs on the surface with a rich hydro-thermal basin.

The city of Sciacca has about 25 km of coastline alternating sandy beaches and steep or jagged cliffs, and offers to its visitors the opportunity to discover and choose between wild environments and well serviced beaches. Cristal clear waters and varieties of flora and fauna make it a perfect place for bathers and lovers of underwater photography.

A very interesting attraction of the area is the Graham Island (better knonw as “Isola Ferdinandea”), a “non-existent” island located just a few miles away from Sciacca. The island emerged in 1831 out of the water, but in 5 months the new land, formed by spontaneous eruption, gradually sank beneath the sea down to six meters of depth. Today the sea near the island is a true natural paradise and it is possible to do scuba diving and snorkeling with organized tours departing from Sciacca. (see here or here)

Sciacca has one of the most beautiful squares of all Sicily: Piazza Angelo Scandaliato, a panoramic and elegant terrace in the city center facing the african sea. The city is also interesting for its historical remains: more than forty churches, over twenty historical buildings and three original city medieval gates.

A unique attraction of the city is also the Filippo Bentivegna's “Garden of Enchantements” the Sicily's famous outsider sculpture garden (see here or here).

Many festivals and celebrations takes place in the city during the whole year. The most important are, without any doubt, the Carnival (about 45 days before Easter), the procession of the Madonna del Soccorso (February 2nd and August 15th) and the Festival of the Sea (June 29th).

Distance to major landmarks: Palermo (~ 90 km), Greek Temple of Segesta (~ 85 km), Temples of Selinunte (~ 30 km), Eraclea Minoa (~ 30 km), Valley of the Temples in Agrigento (~ 60 Km), Trapani (~ 90 Km), Erice (~ 95 km) nature reserve of Zingaro (~ 85 km), beaches of San Vito Lo Capo (~ 90 km), Piazza Armerina with the fabulous Roman mosaics the "Villa del Casale" (200km), Mount Etna (300 km).
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source: Casale La Zagara Scarl

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    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 persons

    Approx. 35 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 4 km
    4.8 out of 5
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    from GBP 389
    for 1 week

    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 60 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), TV, Complete WLAN coverage, beach approx. 50 m
    4.6 out of 5
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  • Property no. 613361
    from GBP 228
    for 1 week

    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 adults + 1 child

    Approx. 68 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), cable TV, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 2 km,
    5.0 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
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    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, WLAN, sandy beach approx. 5 km
    3.5 out of 5
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  • Property no. 634134
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    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 adults + 1 child

    Approx. 48 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, cable TV, washing machine, beach approx. 4 km,
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    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 58 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), cable TV, washing machine, beach approx. 4 km,
    4.5 out of 5
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    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 50 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), WLAN, washing machine, sea approx. 300 m
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    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 50 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, sea approx. 100 m
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    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 85 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 2), cable TV, washing machine, shingle beach approx. 4 km
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    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday apartment for max. 3 persons

    Approx. 40 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), WLAN, washing machine, sea approx. 300 m
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    Approx. 50 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, sandy beach approx. 500 m,
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    Sciacca, Sicily ( Province Agrigento)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 60 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), TV, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 500 m
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