The recent history of Sicily has been characterised by a continuous depletion of the natural and historical landscape. The territorial memory of the rural areas has been mainly wiped out. Nevertheless, lots of villages, abandoned since the post-war era, are fairly restorable, but only some of these are coming back to life thanks to the devotion of a few men who are carrying out remarkable projects. One of these projects focuses on Borgo Pantano, a rural village in the Tyrrhenian-Peloritan region. This 15th century hamlet has been abandoned in the Sixties, and so remained until a descendant of one of the old inhabitants decided to bring it back to life. The project aims at recovering not only the buildings but also the culture of the village. In order to reach this aim, a trans-disciplinary study has been carried out in the present paper.