Sclafani Bagni, standing 813m a.s.l. in the Palermo province, atop a spur between the Salito and Caltavuturo valleys, has many splendid naturalistic sites. It counts just over 650 inhabitants.
The tiny town was ruled by Matteo Sclafani who fortified the earlier Norman castle, of which two towers are still preserved.
The town’s Chiesa Madre houses various works of art, notably a painting depicting the Bishop Saint Nicholas, a white-marble Greek-Roman sarcophagus and a Ecce Homo by Frà Umile da Petralia. The Chiesa di San Giacomo, unfortunately heavily damaged, is ornamented with fine stuccoes of the Serpotta school.