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The province of Palermo

Sclafani Bagni

 

Sclafani Bagni
Photo © Edizioni Leopardi

Sclafani Bagni (Zip Code 90020) is 116 km. distant from Agrigento, 92 km. from Caltanissetta, 189 km. from Catania, 101 km. from Enna, 237 km. from Messina, 76 km. from Palermo, which province it belongs to, 233 km. from Ragusa, 247 km. from Siracusa, 175 km. from Trapani.

The municipality has 569 inhabitants and an area of 13.509 hectares for a density of population of 4 inhabitants per square kilometre. It rises on a montainous area and is 811 metres above sea-level.

The Town Hall is placed in via Umberto I , tel. ++39 0921-541097 fax. ++39 0921-540337. E-mail The Town Hall is placed in via Umberto I , tel. ++39 0921-541097 fax. ++39 0921-540337. E-mail address is: sclafanibagni@libero.it.

In the agricultural field there is the cultivation of some products like grapes, olives, corn, almonds and fruit. The little village is renowed for its springs of fresh water used in the proper thermal spa. Cattle and sheep breedings are flourishing.

Photo © Edizioni Leopardi 

Church of Sclafani Bagni

According to tradition the name Sclafani derives from Greek Esculapiifanum that means "sacred to Aesculapius" maybe for the presence in the place of a temple dedicated to him.

In the Greek and Roman periods Sclafani was founded on the homonymous cliff and it became a flourishing agricultural village under Arabic domination.
In 1330 it was led by a powerful lord of the place, Matteo Sclafani, who restored and lived in the Norman castle. In 1953 to Sclafani was added the appositive Bagni (baths) referring to the presence of thermal spa.

At the entry of the little village there is Porta Soprana an important monument overlooked by the coat of arms of Sclafani family. The Cathedral Church and the Chiesa of S. Giacomo (Church of St. James) are also very important; the latter is the oldest of the village and is decorated with stuccoes by Serpotta.

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