OK, I come from Sicily. And since I've been warned that everybody here has watched Der Pater (The Godfather, Il padrino), I almost always mention it when introducing myself, after mentioning the Aetna, to prevent questions. And I've found just a few people who haven't watched it. Including myself (but that'll be fixed soon).
So, I've decided to add a brief (not so serious) FAQ:
Q: Oh, you're from Sicily! Are you from mafia? Do you have acquaintances with mafia? Know anybody from it?
Q: Does mafia exist? Do you notice?
A: I know it's there, but in my daily life in Catania I never see it. (Excluding parking men, but hey, they're not mafia men themselves actually).
Q: How do you recognize a mafia man?
A: I guess they have a coppola hat, walk with a "lupara" rifle, and go kissing their mortal enemies. No, not really. Mafia is made of stealth criminals - and even when everybody knows that somebody is from mafia, nobody can prove it.
(When I was asked this question, it didn't make sense to me at all. The first part of the answer came after, when I remembered that, well, in movies mafia men have a specific style).
* (OK, people didn't ask me this, I was just joking here).