3 Hotels in Sciacca, Italy
The port of Sciacca is the second one in Sicily for number of fishing boats and amount of fished fresh fish, a delight for the palate.
In Sciacca moreover, the coral and sponge benches, render the local marine flora of particular grow.
The city is located in a plane zone, set at 60 meters over the sea level and its piazza Scandaliato, the famous square also known as "u chianu snnuminicu" it is an immense terrace overlooking the Mediterranean sea dominating the port.
The Scandaliato square is the heart of this beautiful city, where all events take place, such as: religious parades, carnival, midsummer festivals and political events.
A meeting Point of the Saccensi citizens, piazza Scandaliato is the place where to walk for hours and hours, a ritual from always, that one where loves bloom and also where the betrays become of a public matter.
The Therme Selinuntine
once called 'Thermae of Selinunte' and 'Aquae Labodes' are the two ancient names that reassume the characteristic of modern Sciacca, that nowdays it is known all over the world as the "city of the spas".
Celebrated from Plutarco, Diodoro, Guide, Plinio, Strabone and from the Arab Edrisi, its appearance exits clearly for its mild climate, for its artistic monuments, the exceptional abundance of salsobromojodic waters and the steam on the Kronio mount, the only one in the world tied to the Labyrinth myth.
The idrothermomineral patrimony of the Selinuntine Spas is one of the richest and complete in the world.
It ilccudes in fact: sulphureous, salsobromojodic water (also said of the Molinelli), bicarbonatealcaline (also called the saint water), mediummineral (Fontana Calda - warm spring) and many more varieties that the Saccensi people have not yet been taken advantage of it.
At present just two types of its numerous waters are in fact used: the salsobromojodic (Molinelli water) ipothermal (32° C) used for baths, inalating cures and gynecological irrigations plus the sulphureous-salso-sulfate-alkaline, iperthermal (56° C) radioactive, plain water, smelling of sulphured hydrogen.
The Acqua Santa - holy water, instead has disappeared after the sisma of Belice valley in 1968 (but man thinks that this kind of water can be newly be found) while the water of Fontana Calda - warm spring, is used from the Saccensi like a drink.
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Longitude:13° 78' 0'' E (13.088889)