Linosa Island

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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 time.

ADMINISTRATION: 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.

The local 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. 

 

EDUCATION: 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 parents.

 

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 kids.