The Ciavolotta is a mine in the province of Agrigento, part of the central area of Sicily between Caltanissetta, Agrigento and Enna very rich in Sulfur. The mine was open in XVIII century and in the XIX, it became a very important resource for the island favoring the birth of a bourgeois society. The population of Favara grew rapidly from seven thousand people to twenty thousand. Unfortunately, because of the inhuman conditions under which the people were working, and because of the new cheaper extraction system in the USA, called Frash, the mine has been closed in the 1980s and now lays in complete abandonment. The plan is to turn the mine into a museum, but still very little has happened.
The plants are re-appropriating the area, and pigeons inhabit the buildings.