Favara is a town in the province of Agrigento, close to the Valle dei Templi, a UNESCO Heritage site, built in an area mostly important for the Sulfur mine’s activity. The city has a long and complicated history, mainly connected to the local corrupted political system and to the mafia. Three years ago, a visionary notary, Andrea Bartoli and his wife Florinda, started a challenging project, called Farm Cultural Park, to re-design and activate the abandoned old city, with interventions and exhibitions by contemporary artists. Check out more information about Farm at www.farm-culturalpark.com
Favara has been widely “destroyed”, from the 50s until the 90s, by the building speculation, which has altered significantly the morphology of the city.
Most of the citizens, in fact, abandoned the old houses, and moved into the newly erected blocks, underneath the old city, resulting in a severely deteriorated historical center. Most of the houses, from the XVI and XVII century, are falling apart, and now they are the core of Farm Foundation, at the Sette Cortili.