Cianciana: Village of sulfur mines

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Agrigento surroundings

Cianciana is a small village located in the valley of the Platani river, surrounded by the Sicani mountains.
Its origins date back to Roman times when a villa of the imperial age stood in these lands. The current inhabited center was founded in 1646 by Baron Antonio Giuseppe Joppolo. In the 19th century, with the discovery of sulfur deposits, Cianciana experienced great development and from a village with an agricultural vocation it became the town of sulphurous gases.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Cianciana

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Cianciana


Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Cianciana. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!

Cattolica Eraclea

Agrigento surroundings

San Biagio Platani

Agrigento surroundings


Agrigento surroundings

Santo Stefano Quisquina

Agrigento surroundings