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Spas, seafood, and carnivals

Located just up the coast from Agrigento, the south-western Sicily town of Sciacca is the perfect destination if you need a little boost to your health and wellbeing. Since the Greek and Roman times, people have been coming here to bathe in the local sulphurous waters, which are said to have healing properties and can still be enjoyed today at several locations around the town.

Added goodness comes from the local diet. Sciacca’s main industry is fishing, and there’s no shortage of seafood restaurants serving the freshest catches of the day, which include squid, swordfish, and crayfish. Early-risers can also pop to the bustling port first thing in the morning, where the comings and goings of the fishing boats provides a great spectacle. 

Sciacca’s biggest draw, however, is its annual carnival. Taking place in the lead-up to Lent, the celebrations comprise several days of music and dressing-up, as well as plenty of eating and drinking. After such a full-on feast of dancing and indulgence, you’ll be glad to have those healing waters on your doorstep. 

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Your Sciacca questions, answered

From late June to early September, the weather tends to be hot and sunny with temperatures often touching 30°C. In the winter months, the temperature rarely drops below 6°C.
Although the warmest and sunniest weather is found between late June and early September, the most fun to be had in Sciacca is during the annual carnival. The dates vary from year to year, depending on when Easter falls, but the celebrations typically happen in February or March.  
This part of Italy is all about cannoli, rustic breads, and citrusy flavours. And thanks to Sciacca’s coastal location, you’ll also be able to enjoy lots of fresh seafood like prawns, calamari, and sardines.

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