A Fèrra, in dialect ferlese, appears for the first time in the Ecclesiastical tithes of 1275. But the first real document is constituted by the testament of Baron Iohannes de Ferula, dated 1292. From this family that would subsequently called the Ferla, derives its name. The village was formed around the castle and was characterized by a complex of houses-cave and by an intricate system of alleys and narrow streets. Before the earthquake of 1693, Ferla should in fact have a plant planimetricamente irrational because it influenced by the considerable protuberances of the soil on which stood the inhabited area. The country was developed on a small plateau that extends from Matrice del Carmine and then from here went down following the steep rocky walls that lead downstream, in contrada "ronco". The earthquake erased the entire medieval town. From that date onwards the inhabited center was built more to the north, from the old one was taken up only the part of the plane and that rotates around the Mother church and the church of San Sebastiano. In the zones steep, as is still apparent today thanks to the preservation of a large complex of ruins in the southern part of the district Castelverde, architecture was not more reconstructed to residential purpose indeed in some cases was used to derive the gardens and stables. But the deep roots of the traditions, continue to life and in the feasts and in the folklorist events that animate still the village of Ferla. The most felt is the Holy Easter. Every year relives the mystery of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus with rites and processions. The anachronism of some moments helps make particular Easter in Ferla with respect to other regions of Italy: the procession do Signuri a Canna, Holy Thursday; after the mass in "Coena Domini" and the deposition of the Sacrament, start the visit from the part of the faithful to "Sepulcri", altars decorated with flowers, candles and the traditional sprouted wheat. On Holy Friday we commemorate the passion of the Christ in a climate of intense religious fervour. The processions, immersed in an atmosphere particularly spiritual, have early in the afternoon with the procession do " Signuri a Cruci" and Our Lady of Sorrows. In the evening after the preaching of the "Seven Words" takes place the function from "Scisa a Cruci", in which Jesus, taken down from the Cross, is arranged in the urn ("a cascia"). Follows the procession in the night do "Signuri a Cascia". The Holy Saturday, after the mass of the Resurrection, takes away the procession of Our Lady of Sorrows, "Madonna o Scontru". The "Sciaccariata" accompanies the travel "U Gesummaria" from the church of San Sebastiano al convent of the Capuchin Fathers in the light of many torches "Sciaccare" obtained from dried shrubs. The day of Easter, repeats at dawn the procession of Our Lady of Sorrows in search of her Risen Son ("U giro de sette vaneddi"); the waiting takes place at noon with "U Scontru" when, at the end of an unbridled race between the launch of tapes and fireworks, unwinds the representation of the encounter between Jesus and the Madonna that dropping her mantle, appears in all its splendour. The Holy Week is concluded in the evening of Sunday with the procession do Gesummaria. From Ferla you can reach the impressive site of Pantalica, where you can visit the necropolises scattered along the hill, the byzantine village of S. Micidario ('u trabucchettu), the Anaktoron or Palazzo del Principe, and you can descend to the bottom of the valley where the fresh waters of the torrent Calcinara recessed slide between the high walls of the canyon.