|The town of Cefalà Diana
Tourism in Cefalà Diana
Cefalà Diana is known especially for its Arabic Bathes, the only specimen of thermal baths in the X century in Sicily.
They are placed inside a suggestive beam of 1570, recently restored, which is one kilometer distant from the village.
Once outside of thermal bath building were used to receive sick people who turned to these thermal baths, containing sulphurous waters, to take care of their rheumatisms.
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The building has a rectangular plan and it is formed by a large room where are three great basins and a smaller one; this was used to get thermal waters which in natural way gushed out from lands and later they were directed to the other basins.
The hall is covered by a beautiful barrelvault which is dotted with holes for airing; walls have some niches which were used to keep bathers' clothes.