Famiglia, wine, food and song
When I think of Sicily I think of the Godfather. Although I didn’t encounter the Mafia (that I know of) when I was there the importance of family is obviously strong among the Sicilians. I was there for a wedding and the city in which it was in felt like a small country town, the neighbours all visiting with offerings of money & blessings to the bride and groom day and night.
The Sicilians love to celebrate with food, wine and music. It is a magical place with an incredible history, but faces an uncertain future as the younger generations go abroad to find work and life opportunities that Sicily can not offer.