Maritime, tourist and spa town, rich in monuments and churches, it is the most populous municipality in the province after the capital. It is known among other things for its historic carnival and for its pottery.
Given its strategic position with a mouth on Africa, Sciacca was affected by Greek, Roman, and Arab dominations.
Sciacca is the oldest spa town in Sicily and one of the major centers in the south-western coast: the tourism practiced is mainly aimed at spa treatments, accommodation, Carnival, and swimming.