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October 28, 2022

40 Fascinating Photos Capture Everyday Life in Sicily in the Early 1970s

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 20 regions of Italy. The Strait of Messina divides it from the region of Calabria in Southern Italy. It is one of the five Italian autonomous regions and is officially referred to as Regione Siciliana. The region has 5 million inhabitants. Its capital city is Palermo.

Sicily in the early 1970s

Sicily is in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula in continental Europe, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, and one of the most active in the world, currently 3,357 m (11,014 ft) high. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate.

Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, and architecture. These fascinating photos were taken by Indian_Forever that documented everyday life in Sicily in the early 1970s.

After the rain, Catania, Sicily, 1971

Blind alley, Catania, Sicily, 1971

End of day, Ragusa, Sicily, 1971

Ferla street portrait of a woman, Sicily, 1971

Ferla street scenes, Sicily, 1971

Fish market in Catania, Sicily, 1971

Fish market in Catania, Sicily, 1971

Fish market in Catania, Sicily, 1971

Ghosts, Ferla, Sicily, 1971

Only stones, Ferla, Sicily, 1971

Ricotta, Ferla, Sicily, 1971

Seller of aromatic herbs, Catania, Sicily, 1971

Sheep's milk ricotta. Production of artisan cheese in the Sicilian countryside, Ferla, Sicily, 1971

Sicilian shepherd, Enna, Sicily, 1971

The buttermilk curd, Ferla, Sicily, 1971

The pride, Ferla, Sicily, 1971

The silent, Ferla, Sicily, 1971

Alley life, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Alley of Palermo. Children, dogs, chickens often share the same spaces of play in the street, Sicily, 1973

Alleys of Catania, Sicily, 1973

Dog's life, Catania, Sicily, 1973

Fish market in Catania, Sicily, 1973

Fish market, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Forgotten Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Laundry day, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Life in the alley, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Ponte San Leonardo, Sicily, 1973

Sad life, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Sad life, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Seller of cockles, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Status symbol, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Street vendor of chickpeas, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

The paths of life, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

The scream, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

The South at noon, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

The tunnel, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

U fistinu, Palermo, Sicily, 1973

Way chairs flying, Palermo, Sicily, 1973


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