“Il paese e nudo”, the village is nude. THis is litterally what an older lady talled me while walking through Ficarra. It’s true, outside the tourist season, may Sicilian villages look empty.
Yet, in summer time some have a rich cultural life and could attract more people, or become a meeting place for creative people looking for tranquillity and inspiration. After all, Tomaso di Lampeduso wrote his famous novel “the leopard” in one of this houses.
Other, like St Angelo di Brolò, are sill more populated, even if the number of inhabitants considerably decreased the last years. Religious festivals and more mundane ones, are soccer victories are quickly mixed together