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.
tiny town was ruled by Matteo Sclafani who fortified the earlier
Norman castle, of which two towers are still preserved.
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.