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Sciacca (AGRIGENTO) has ancient origins, even though it is not possible to establish precisely the date of its foundation to king cocalo.

the existence of the phoenix is not documented, however it is known that around the year 628 bc, sciacca was a Greek village.

in the year 409 bc many selinuntines came to sciacca to escape annibale giacone's destruction of their town.

at rocca nadore, a fortified Punic centre was discovered, also showing the existence of Carthaginians.

sciacca was exploited by the Romans, and the port became one of the most important for the wheat trade.

during the Byzantine period, a monk named saint calogero, after having introduced Christianity in Sicily, decided to stop and live the life of a hermit in a cave on mount kronio.

great artistic and commercial works of art were produced in sciacca under first Arab then Norman rule.

under the angeuin rule in 1316, sciacca underwent a heavy siege, but Federico ii  d' Aragon enlarged the circumference of the city walls. after his death  the town became the headquarters of one of the four vicariates on the island. 

collegio dei gesuiti

with the perollo family came the "caso di sciacca". the marriage between margherita peralta and don artale Luna provoked a century-long conflict, sometimes led by the Luna family, other times by the perollo family, involving all the most important families in sciacca. this conflict led to the ruin of the town, caused also by a series of incidents such as earthquakes, famine and epidemics.

porta s. salvatore

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