Sicilian Culture

Runaways for love: ‘a fuitina

Getting married can be truly hard in Sicily, especially when the marriage is hindered by the spouses’ families. Ancient hostility between relatives or the protectiveness of fathers towards their daughters, can make it almost impossible. Moreover, most of the times, the girl’s family is concerned about what people will think if she has a relationship with a young man. That’s why it’s not uncommon for young couples to run away from their homes together.