A charming town in Southern Sicily, located in the foothills above Agrigento. A perfect base to explore many destinations in Sicily. An easy distance from the famous Greek temples of Agrigento, the pristine beaches of the Capo Bianco, the fantastic nature preserve of Zingaro which sits above a crystalline bay. North of the town in the rugged mountains are many towns to explore and sites to visit: the grotto in Santo Stefano di Quisquina, the mafia Museum of Corleone, every town has festivities and celebrations throughout the year. We have just fallen in love with pleasure of finding a new little restaurant, an old church, a wonderful place in Sciacca where the owner makes granita, but also has a stash of house made limoncello as well.
But why Cianciana itself? It is one of the friendliest and most hospitable towns on the island. Featuring several restaurants, numerous bar/cafes, all the amenities and yet still small enough to leave your keys in the car without worry. During summer months the main street is closed to traffic every evening, and all the cafes place tables out from one end to another to enjoy balmy evenings and cool drinks.
Where to stay: there are self catering rentals as well as a new boutique hotel in a renovated palazzo, Villa Platani. It is a perfect base to explore all the wonders Sicily has to offer, and has become a place one returns to again and again, welcome each time like a returning family member. When traveling in the region of Agrigento, it really is our favorite place to stay.
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