The Italians are colorful people! Take a look at this souvenir wagon "Luigi" being pulled down a busy street in Palermo. I was too late to catch a good image, but I thought the picture was still worth keeping.
The atmosphere is charged with vibrancy and people having fun. Sicily was still in the throes of economic downturn with high unemployment at the time of our trip. I'm thinking they are escaping grim reality for a little while in the evening.