Sciacca attractions

Public Art in Sciacca

Castello Incantato

About 3km east of town, the Castello Incantato is actually a large park festooned with thousands of sculpted heads. The man behind this bizarre collection was Filippo Bentivegna (1888–1967), a local artist who used …
Architecture in Sciacca

Palazzo Steripinto

This most imposing of Sciacca's palazzi is recognisable by its diamond-point rustication and twin-mullioned windows. It was built in the Catalan-Gothic style at the beginning of the 16th century.To the palazzo's sou…
Church in Sciacca

Chiesa Madre

Northeast of Piazza Scandaliato is Sciacca's cathedral, first erected in 1108 and rebuilt in 1656. Only the three apses survive from the original Norman structure. The unfinished baroque facade features a set of mar…
Church in Sciacca

Chiesa di Santa Margherita

This 14th-century church features a superb Renaissance portal and a rather chipped baroque interior.
Gate in Sciacca

Porta San Salvatore

This 16th-century town gate is covered in Renaissance ornamentation.
Church in Sciacca

Chiesa del Carmine

This architectural mish-mash of a church has an odd-looking 13th-century rose window that predates the majolica-tiled dome by some 600 years.
Church in Sciacca

Chiesa di San Domenico

This 18th-century reconstruction of a 16th-century church sits on the western end of Piazza Scandaliato.