I stayed in Sicily off & on for 6 years. Mostly near Palermo. The Beati Paoli were formed in 17th century emulating The Vendi Cosi, a 12th century vigilante group formed to guard the local community against their foreign lords. This idea of Robin Hoodism was prevalent all over Europe for hundreds of years. Keep'emPeeled
The only thing new, is the history U haven't been told. There's been some fibbing.