Discover a Corleone you don't expect: a town set in the rocks, countryside as far as the eye can see, the joviality of the inhabitants and the commitment of those fighting for change.
WHY DO THIS EXPERIENCE
Explore the alleys of Corleone accompanied by a local activist
Retrace the history of the mafia over the last hundred years through the paintings of Gaetano Porcasi
Discover how people live in Corleone today
Enjoy the view of the town and the Corleone countryside
The town's name is sadly linked to mafia violence, both historical and in film fiction.
The names of Riina and Provenzano still carry weight, as do those of fictional characters such as Francis Ford Coppola's 'Don Corleone'. But beyond the clichés lies the real Corleone. Together with an activist from a local association, you will discover the most genuine soul of the town, the strong commitment to anti-mafia redemption and the beauty of its breathtaking landscapes.
You will learn more about the history of the peasant movement, inextricably linked to the fight against the Mafia between the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. You will discover how Placido Rizzotto and Bernardino Verro, leaders of these movements who were brutally murdered, became the symbols of the Corleone-based anti-mafia movement.
One of the stops will be the Laboratorio della Legalità (Laboratory of Legality), set up in a property confiscated from the Provenzano family, with works by Sicilian painter Gaetano Porcasi, illustrating some salient moments in the history of the mafia and anti-mafia in Corleone. The programme is subject to change in view of days and times when museums and restaurants are closed and the availability of witnesses.
About 3 hours
The fee includes: accompaniment by a cultural mediator, entrance to the legality workshop, solidarity fee.
The tour takes place every Wednesday morning with departure at 10:00.
Further dates on request.