Nobody speaks about the mafia, my question about how much of the truth is in the rumours is left unanswered by saying that was in the past. A few days after my return home, in May 2017, a former member of one of the mafia families, Giuseppe Dainotti, is shot while cycling on the streets of Palermo. The memories of the bloody past abruptly come alive, the police state the murder is a warning from Cosa Nostra, one of the most prominent mafia families. The fact is the mob is a consistent force in Italy, no matter how clean the streets are, there is still enough filth in the political and financial background. The mafia families are spreading their business to legal activities, as building business and even out of the country, to Spain for instance.
Quattro Canti, Palermo meeting point