Since the old days the main jobs
were hunting, fishing, and agriculture. After putting many trees down, the
first inhabitants who were most farmers, made a fertile soil.They let grow
many kind of plants just like lentils, capperous, vines, figs and
mulberry-trees. So the economy was based on agriculture. Another kind of
plant quite common was the so called prickly pear (fico díindia), which was
also used as a wall just to divide one property from the other.
The enormous quantity
of plants of prickly pears (Ficus Indica) allowed farmers to breeding
any cattle for meat and milk.Rabbits, chicken, and honckies asinelli were
also common to be bred by farmers on the island. In particulary monkies were
used as a mean of transport to carry every kind of stuff. The breeding of
these animals lasted till the end of the 80s, when the CEE law dindnít allow
the breeders to continue such work because of a non fit slaughter house.
Fishing dinít improve because of a non good port and big enough boats. So
people started to invest their money on tourism (tourist economy). They have
been built tourist villages and pubs, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and
a camping. However some fishermen rent their own houses during the summer
The lack of good Local Tourist Organization plus the lack of government
incomes for tourism are the main reason why Linosa is looking forward to a
brighter tourism business.
administration is run by delegate mayor (Carmelo Ardizzone), an adviser
(Vincent Saltalamacchia). The mayor (Bruno Siragusa) and the rest of the
administration are running their business in the island of Lampedusa.
In Linosa we have a shelter for babies and children, elementary schools, and
the secondary schools.The young people students, who want to go on with
studies, after having finished the secondary school, they are forced to
leave the island and the family at the age of fourteen. From that time on,
they begin their independent life outside the island and apart from the
The music is deep inside the heart of all the islanders; a school of dance
doesn't exist, but it is not necessary; the liscio dance is inside of
everybody.In fact everyone is able to dance liscio here in Linosa even the