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is on a hillside in southern Sicily. Nearby are Lucca Sicula and Villafranca Sicula. Sicily attracted conquerors and settlers for millenia and been ruled by Greeks, Arabs, Normans, and others.
One hundred years ago, Sicilians began leaving for opportunity abroad. Most Burgitani who migrated to the United States passed through Ellis Island. Most found good fortune. Some didn't. A few went back home.