Sightseeing surroundings Sciacca
Sicily, the largest and beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea, is one of the most interesting and, as yet, undeveloped tourist destinations. Sun, clear blue sea and unspoilt beaches are the natural attractions of an island steeped in history and culture, celebrated throughout the centuries by writers and poets, who have spread its fame from ancient times up to the present.
Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Byzantines, Turks, Goths, Spaniards and French. The Romans made it the first province of their empire. Arabs left a flourishing legacy of crops: oranges, lemons, melons, pistachios, and a new breed of wheat. The Normans contributed castles, cathedrals, and blue-eye genes. Such dominations have left their mark on the island's history, as well as on Sicily's traditions and gastronomy.
A volcanic island submerged for more than 170 years could soon reappear off the Sicilian coast. The island, known to the British as Graham Island, to the Italians as Ferdinandea and to the French as Julia, last emerged from the sea in 1831, but scientists think it may be about to make another appearance. Just 20 kilometres out to sea, the top of the volcanic island lies about eight metres below the water surface.
Distance from most important sightseeing:
Palermo (~90 km), the Greek temple of Segesta (~85 Km), the Greek city of Selinunte and Eraclea Minoa with superb beaches (~35 Km), Agrigento (~60 Km), Trapani(~90 Km), Egadi islands, Erice (~95 Km), the marine natural reserve of "Lo zingaro" (~85 Km), and from Marsala(~70 Km) by boat, the ancient Phoenician city of Mothia (on a small island) The position of our vacation rentals provides an ideal base for a short or long stay from which to explore the many wonders of Sicily. Sciacca's neighborhood is full of history. There are many archaeological site, stone tombs of Sicels and Sicans. On request we can organize guided tour. If you are interested, please mention, when you fill the booking form.
Have a nice journey around Sicily!