It's not possible to talk about Montelepre without associating it with the name of Salvatore Giuliano.
His story, taking place in the period of 1943-1950 and was already a legend before he died.
Thousand of episodes had qualified him as "The man who takes from the rich to give it to the poor."
Salvatore Giuliano was born in Montelepre on the 16th of November 1922.
His father, his namesake was obliged to emigrate to the United States of America, in successive stages he was able to buy several pieces of land on the outskirts of the little town. In the end he returned to his own country to occupy himself with cultivation.
The young Salvatore, after primary school, he helped his father at his work. Really, he would have preferred the trade but he didn't escape his duty. On the contrary he found the time to keep on with his studies. He often went to the country's priest or to his ex-teacher when he finished work.
Text and photos by Giuseppe Sciortino Giuliano