This modern sculpture/monument was commissioned to be placed below the steps leading to the Piazza San Vito (the highest point in Bronte) where five Brontese were shot on August 10, 1860, the orders given by Garibaldi's lieutenant, Nino Bixio, in response to a peasant uprising in early August. Alfiu Saitta is pure invention, but the uprising and expeditious trial and punishment are not.