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Palermo NoMafia Learn about the Mafia and the civil Anti-Mafia movement whilst walking through the picturesque historic centre. Discover a city that is finally rebelling against the protection rackets.
No Mafia - one day tours In Palermo and its sourroundings, to learn about the Mafia and the civil Anti-mafia movement.
Bike tour From Palermo to Corleone, places where the Mafia was born and subsequently thrived, the winds of change are blowing. An entire generation of people have said no to the Mafia and are building a new Sicily. We invite you to explore it for yourself, our tour is the ideal way to appreciate and take in the surrounding beauty as you progress gradually through the countryside on your bike. You will feel the satisfaction of achieving your goal day after day, stage after stage.
People&Places makes the travel experience unique
The ruins of the Temple Valley, the counrtyside dotted with almond trees, the sea far on the horizon: the Classical Antiquity penetrate in the traveler's soul with a perfect armony of history, architecture and landscape.
The 'Falcone Tree'
Placed in front of the house of the anti-mafia prosecutor, after the massacre of Capaci this tree became the symbol of the rebellion against the mafia and of the rebirth of the Sicilian people.
It’s a small fishermen village set on the promontory that closes at east the Gulf of Palermo. The small harbor is a string of peculiar wooden boats jauntily colored.
The “Town of the Villas” is famous especially because of the most bizarre of the residences of the nobles, the “Villa of the Monsters”.
Capaci is one of the places that represent instantaneously both the brutal mafia’s violence and the Sicilians’ rebellion against the oppression exercised by Cosa Nostra. On the 23rd of May of 1992 the anti-mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and three men of their security detail were killed.
A small but spectacular marine reserve very close to the city.
The oriented natural Reserve of Capo Rama is a rock platform precipitous on the sea, rugged and savage, covered by a thick vegetation of cactus, agaves, and other plants that resist to sun and salt.
A picturesque town on the coast between Palermo and Messina, whose silouhette in unmistakable thanks to the cliff of the "Rocca" and to the belltowers of the Arab-Norman Duomo.
The city in which Peppino Impastato, young activist who rebelled against the mafia inside and outside his home, lived, and where he was killed because of his rebellion in 1978.
Thousands of people in the world have heard about Corleone: mainly because of the mafia, and also because of Hollywood. But only a few of them have seen it with their own eyes. And who did has been fascinated by it.
On the top of Monte San Giuliano, the medieval village of Erice rises up, with its perfectly preserved old town centre, the bare stone houses, the cobblestone alleys and 360 degrees landscape overlooking the backcountry, Trapani and the Egadi islands.
Fully immerged in in the woods appears the town of Ficuzza, with a few dozens of inhabitants and a few, small houses wrapped around the majestic “Real Casina di Caccia”, a realm that used to belong to the Borbone.
Isola delle Femmine
It is a small village of fishermen a few miles away from Palermo. The same name identifies also the small island located in front of the village, less than a mile from the shore.
An artificial basin that has been created in the 1960s because of the will of the people, thanks to the non-violent battles of Danilo Dolci, the “Gandhi of Sicily”.
The name of this small town with a Mediterranean flavor is related to the production of the famous fortified wine and to landing of Garibaldi, from there the Italian national hero began the unification of Italy. In the nearby, the Saline (=salt pans) of the Stagnone: there, everyday, the sunset is an unforgettable natural show.
An enchanting beach, a crystal clear sea, the liberty-style houses built during the first years of the 1900, and a picturesque small port that reminds of the origins of Mondello as sea village.
Set on the hills that dominate the Conca D’oro, the valley that surrounds Palermo, famous for its Arabic-Norman Cathedral, Monreale is at the center of an agricultural territory that today takes back and makes productive the lands that used to belong to the mafia bosses.
According to Goethe, this is “the most beautiful promontory in the world”. I stands out lonely as a sentinel in front of the sea, making the skyline of Palermo and Mondello unique.
Charming village of the Sicilian inland, immerged in luxuriant nature, Palazzo Adriano was selected by the movie director Giuseppe Tornatore for the movie “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso”, which won the Oscar in 1990 for Best Foreign Language Film.
It is impossible to describe the Sicilian capital without noting its contrasts: elegance and decadence, light and shadow, rich and poor, metropolitan and provincial, joy and sorrow, perfumes and stenches, Mafia and Anti-Mafia. A city which captivates, stupefies, and sometimes shocks visitors; it certainly isn’t an experience one forgets.
Piana degli Albanesi
A Greek-Albanian enclave, this place has maintained its traditions intact. Every Sunday, the shores of its lake attract hikers and families willing to relax, as well as its famous cannoli attracts the gourmands.
A little and fascinating village few kilometers far from Agrigento
The ancient Greek town rised up on a calcareous plateau overhanging the sea, between two rivers. Once rich and densely populated, it was destroyed by the Carthaginians and then by a violent earthquake in the Byzantine period (VI-IX century). A walk in the vast aera of the archaeological park (the largest in Europe), through the ruins of ...
Picturesque fishermen village; its beveled shore offers a continuous series of striking panoramas on bays, beaches and towers.
In this place the anti-mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino and 5 members of his security detail died on the 19th of June 1992. The mafia blew off a bomb hidden in a car parked in the street while the prosecutor was going to visit his mother.
Cofounder with her husband Umberto Santino of the “Centro siciliano di documentazione Giuseppe Impastato”, she is the author of numerous biographies of Sicilian women, victims of the mafia or anti-mafia militant activists. She has founded in 1984 the Association of Sicilian women fighting against th...
Photographer of Capaci, he was there when, on the 23rd of May 1992 the mafia blew up the interstate where Giovanni Falcone was traveling, killing him together with his wife and the men of his security detail. He took a few pictures right after the massacre, providing them to the investigators.
In the Seventies he worked together with the activist Peppino Impastato. Today he carries on his anti-mafia work with the web radio '100 Passi', whose headquarter is located in Cinisi, in the apartment confiscated from the Mafia boss Badalamenti.
Don Cosimo Scordato
Anti-mafia priest who is fully committed on the territory, he has founded in 1985 the “Centro Sociale San Saverio” in the neighborhood called Albergheria in Palermo, becoming the promoter of a series of grassroots initiatives: housing, employment, redevelopment, and aid to children and seniors.
Owner of the famous Palermitano restaurant Antica Foccaceria San Francesco, Fabio decided along with his brother Vincenzo to report all extortionate demands to the police. This was a courageous act which made them a symbol of the rebellion against the mafia, a choice which has since been imitated by...
Assistant district attorney of the Republic in Palermo, he has especially dealt with crimes related to drug trafficking and to the environment. He participated as speaker in several international meetings.
Younger brother of Peppino Impastato, the activist killed by the mafia in 1978, is among the founders of the “Casa Memoria Felicia e Peppino Impastato”. His heart-felt and sincere voice tells the conflict of whom experienced both the mafia and the anti-mafia inside his own home, together with the st...
Sicilian entrepreneur, dynamic and prolific with ideas, he is the creator of the brand “La Coppola Storta”, which is a commercial and cultural operation aimed to give back to the Sicilian people a garment that symbolizes the identity of an entire people, and that has been usurped for too long by the...
The activists of the association created by Don Ciotti promote the social re-utilization of the goods seized from the mafia. Some of them manage first-hand agricultural companies and agritourisms built on lands that used to belong to the most powerful exponents of the mafia.
She was born in Corleone and she still lives there. Manager of the "Laboratory of Legality", she mainly works on education and non-profit networks.
Trekking guide specialized in relational tourism in Sicily
Founder of the “Centro siciliano di documentazione Giuseppe Impastato” of Palermo, he is one of the main scholars of the mafia phenomenon, author of a numerous literary essays, as well as one of the most rigorous and steadfast anti-mafia militant activist.