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Francafonte Sicily, Best Avoided

There are many towns in Sicily which should be avoided by tourists, and Francancafonte is but one of many. I, unfortunately do not have the luxury of avoiding this earthly version of Purgatory as my mother in law lives there. Even the family members who were born there hate returning home, doing so only to visit their mother. People who live in Francafonte don't stay here because they wish to,they remain here because they don't know where else to go. The people of Francafonte live a life of abject poverty and apathy born of centuries of ignorance and ties that bind them to the family.

Most Sicilians I have spoken to say that once a Sicilian has moved away from Sicily, they can't return to live after they have seen a more normal existance.

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