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Top Choice Carnival in Sciacca

SciacCarnevale

Sciacca's carnival is famous for its flamboyance and fabulous party atmosphere. Held between the last Thursday before Lent and Shrove Tuesday, it features an amazing parade of huge papier-mâché figures mounted on fl…
Modern Sicilian in Sciacca

Hostaria Del Vicolo

Tucked away in a tiny alley in the old town, this formal restaurant is a culinary tour de force, with heavy tablecloths, noiseless service and an ample wine list. A perennial Slow Food favourite, it serves a traditi…
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 …
Osteria in Sciacca

Osteria Il Grappolo

The very essence of a friendly neighborhood osteria (casual tavern), Salvatore Ciaccio's 'Grappolo' embraces the Slow Food aesthetic: carefully chosen local ingredients incorporated into classic Sicilian dishes like…
Seafood in Sciacca

Trattoria Al Faro

If the idea of budget seafood usually sets alarm bells ringing, think again. This welcoming portside trattoria is one of the few places you can feast on delicious fresh fish and still get change from €20. What's ser…
Ceramics in Sciacca

Ceramiche Gaspare Patti

Sciacca has a long-standing tradition of ceramic production and there are numerous shops selling brightly coloured crockery. For something more original, look up this Aladdin's cave of a shop in front of the Chiesa …
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…
Cafe in Sciacca

Gran Caffè Scandaglia

This is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast in the shade, or a sunset drink, overlooking the harbour. Soft pastry, caffè latte in tall glasses and fresh orange juice are delicious, as are the granite (flavoured cru…
Pizzeria in Sciacca

Porto San Paolo

Yes, you can dine on seafood here – as with all of Sciacca's portside restaurants – but the budget-minded will also find it a prime spot to sip sunset aperitivi and nosh on wood-fired pizza. Either way, the big draw…
Seafood in Sciacca

La Lampara

In contrast to the scruffy portside streets, La Lampara is a modish, contemporary restaurant serving a modern, creative fish menu. Highly recommended is the tuna steak, cooked in sesame seeds and served with balsami…