Tag Archives: Garibaldi

The Island of the General

In November 1860, Giuseppe Garibaldi could have asked for anything. He had begun a campaign with less than a thousand men, but had marched from victory to victory. He had ignited enthusiasm for an idea that had seemed unrealistic until … Continue reading

Posted in History, Italy, Photography, Sardinia, Travel | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Garibaldi was here

Italy is full of commemorative plaques and statues, many of them about theĀ Risorgimento, the unification of Italy, and the independence wars from 1861 on. There are plaques and statutes to commemorate the landing of troops, successful battles, sustained defeats and … Continue reading

Posted in History, Italy, Photography, Sicily, Travel | Tagged , | 9 Comments