Exponent of a historic Adranite family, Domenico Sanfilippo graduated in law from the Federico II University of Naples and was a liberal deputy in the constituency of Catania. His first approach as a patron in the world of the press was represented by the purchase, in 1920, of a shareholding in the publishing company of Corriere di Catania (which later became Corriere di Sicilia). Participation that was expropriated from him by the fascist hierarchs, during the regime, with the subsequent closure of the newspaper and the birth of another newspaper, Il Popolo di Sicilia. Domenico Sanfilippo tried again, a few years later, assuming in 1928 the position of editor-editor for the literary and theatrical magazine Le Maschere, of which however only a few issues were published. During the first months of the life of the publishing company, at the end of which most of the original partners of the SER abandoned the company , the shareholder Adranita held the position of special attorney of the lawyer Salomone, legal representative of the publishing company. In the the institutional referendum of June 2, 1946, lots of the pro-monarchist members left the Risorgimento publishing house. Domenico Sanfilippo kept the newspaper alive. He was joined by the Catania lawyer Natale Ciancio (father of the current director of the newspaper Mario Ciancio Sanfilippo) who took over a part of the share package and Antonio Di Mattia, who played the role of administrative director within the organization chart of the company and, starting from 1957, ITES (Industria Tipografica Editoriale Siciliana) into which the Risorgimento publishing house merged.