Half day guided tour from Sciacca
Day trip from the Verdura resort, Menfi Selinunte, Agrigento, Licata
The itinerary covers places of interest and locations where the most important events in the history of Sciacca took place. We start from Mount Cronio (m.397), whose karst cavities and grottoes, inhabited from the neolithic period (4th millenium B.C.) until the onset of the karst phenomenon and vapours (2000 B.C.), were used as a place of worship or for thearapeutical purposes by the local people, the Greeks, the Roman and the hermit Saint Calogero (5th centrury A.D.). After a stop to enjoy the breath-taking view and a visit to the Termae and the Antiquarium, transfer to the historical centre and walk between imposing princely palaces and religious buildings: the New Castle or Castle of the Luna counts, the baroque Duomo, dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene, on the project of the Sciacca architect Michele Blasco, Palazzo Scaglione with its museum, Palazzo Arona- Perollo, the Jesuite College (now the town hall), the San Domenico Church, founded in 1532 by father Tommaso Fazello, Piazza del Popolo or Scandaliato with its view of the port and the Mediterranean Sea, the Santa Margherita Church, built in 1342 at the behest of the infanta Eleonora of Aragona, Palazzo Perollo, the San Salvatore Gate, the Carmine Church, rebuilt in the 1700, the Steripinto Palace, in Catalan plateresque style and the Palermo Gate, surmounted by an eagle with open wings.
Hometowns tours in the Sciacca area: Learn more about towns of origin in the Sciacca area. Hire a local tour guide and/or driver to visit Acquaviva Platani, Alessandria della Rocca, Aragona, Bivona, Bompensiere, Borgetto, Burgio, Calamonaci, Cammarata, Canicattì, Castrofilippo, Cattolica Eraclea, Cinisi, Isola delle Femmine, Licata, Lucca Sicula, Montedoro, Montevago, Naro, Partinico, Realmonte, Ribera, Sambuca Zabut, San Cataldo, San Giovanni Gemini, San Giuseppe Jato, Santa Ninfa, Sutera, Santa Margherita Belice, Santo Stefano Quisquina, Racalmuto, Ribera, Sciacca, Siculiana, Villafranca Sicula and more