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My partner is Sicilian. I'd be very careful about trespassing on a Sicialian's land.
Just a little history here, although now part of Europe, Sicily has a lot of influenece from Africa and the middle east. High context societies tend to frown on trespass. Also, any space under cultivation may also violate tort law.
I'm big on stealth camping, but here is what I would do in the absence of a camp ground. I would ask permission from the land owner. Knowing Sicilians you'll probably end up sleeping in their house and enjoying a meal with them. They may also introduce you to all the unmarried relatives within a 10 km range.
The only excuse for wild or stealth camping might be the old 'flat tire' routine. If caught (and this must be late at night), apologize for trespassing on their land but explain you had a flat tire and it got so late that there was no light to repair the tire, so you decided to wait for first light.
By the way, never cook on the site, and make no noise. Camping from dark to first light rarely causes a problem. If you look like you are staying for a week, they may ask you to move on.