In the following centuries the town was at the center of bloody feuds between rival baronial families (the Luna, of Aragonese origin, and the Perollo, of Norman stock), which nearly halved its population.In 1647 the impoverished town was the seat of an anti-Spanish rebellion.During World War II the Italian Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force) had a base near Sciacca.
Sciacca has several points of interest, including: Sciacca's festivals include the Carnival, celebrated during the week before the beginning of Lent (February).
The highlight of the festival is the parade of bizarre figures mounted on floats, famous throughout Sicily for their gaudy expressions.
Sciacca is also the hometown of the Mediterranean Scene.
Starting near the turn of the 20th century, a number of residents of the Sciacca area emigrated to the North End of Boston, Mass., where, starting in 1910, around August 15, their descendants, especially those from fishing families, have celebrated the Festival of the Madonna del Soccorso .
The economy of Sciacca is mainly based on agriculture, fishing and related food processing industry and tourism.
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We have no account of the existence of a town on the site during the period of the independence of Selinunte, though there is little doubt that the thermal waters would always have attracted some population to the spot.