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  1. I live in Sicily part of the year as well as teach a course at US universities on the History of the Mafia. It is not a sensitive subject in Sicily. Mafia arrests are daily stuff on the newspapers and many people are openly involved in fighting it. [Everyone should eat at the Antica Focacceria San Francesco, Piazza S. Francisco, Palermo, who are one of the growing number of establishments fighting protection money (pizzo)]. True enough, ignorant opinions or insensitive remarks from foreigners are not welcome; there have been heroic deaths in this fight and people feel it deeply. The Mediterranean Center in Siracusa gives US university students a accredited class in the Mafia. In any case, discrete tours of mafia activities as well as normal tours of Godfather sites are available. See, for example, http://www.sicily-tour.com