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Capaci: Monument Against the Mafia Tour with Witness Guide

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Explore Capaci, known for a mafia massacre in 1992, on a guided walking tour with a witness. Learn about that fateful day, see the highway that was destroyed, the Monument Against the Mafia, and more.

Highlights

  • admire one of the most beautiful views in the province of Palermo
  • experience the dramatic moments of the massacre through the memories of a witness
  • discover how Capaci rebirth in the name of the anti-mafia

Description

The Meeting is at the new railway station of Capaci. From there you will move towards the first stage, introducing the figure of Giovanni Falcone, a brilliant anti-mafia magistrate. First stop is at Giardino della Memoria, where the highway was destroyed by the explosion. Local people rushed spontaneously there, as soon as they heard the explosion, on the 23rd of May 1992. Among them, Antonio, who as a young photographer witnessed an event that changed his life forever. After that emotional meeting, you reach the famous Casina NO MAFIA, the place where the mafiosi who set off the explosives were stationed. That place has become a symbol of resistance and redemption, and from there one can also admire one of the most evocative views of the province of Palermo. There, the mafia commando prepared the attack and triggered the explosion with a remote control. And right here, after the massacre, a group of citizens of Capaci felt the need to send a clear message: armed with ladder and paint, they wrote NO MAFIA in large letters on the wall, to make it clear that not all Sicilians are mafiosi. You will hear about those years of rebirth that have led an entire generation to express their NO to the mafia and to bring their commitment to anti mafia associations. The return to the starting point gives the opportunity, for those who wish, to enjoy a bit of relaxation in Capaci, among restaurants and typical delicatessens, gardens redeveloped and equipped for play and sport by local associations. The country has not forgotten the years of the massacre, but strongly wants to redeem itself and follow its tourist vocation, welcoming travelers from all over the world.

Includes

guided tour Small contribution to the Addiopizzo charitable organisation

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