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Capanno Garibaldi

Via Baiona - Ravenna

Located on the edge of the Pialassa Baiona brackish water lagoon, CAPANNO GARIBALDI is one of the undisputed protagonists of the Italian Risorgimento. This hut was also a central place for “Trafila Garibaldina, the escape across Romagna of Giuseppe Garibaldi, his wife Anita and a handful of trustworthy companions to reach safety from the Austrian and Papal troops.

It was in this hunting lodge built in 1810 by Don Giuseppe Roncuzzi (known as Don Masone), that Giuseppe Garibaldi found shelter in August 1849, as he was fleeing from Rome after the fall of the Republic.

The hut today

The hut has come down to us thanks to a series of restoration works and is today managed and guarded by Società Conservatrice del Capanno Garibaldi. In 1911, the hut was destroyed by fire, but was immediately rebuilt.

The building features masonry external walls and a sloping roof covered with reeds – a common characteristic in the area of the Po Delta.

The hut has two rooms: in the largest one, on the ground floor, is a fireplace and a wooden stepladder leading to a crawl space.

The smallest one, instead, was probably used as a shelter for hunting boats.

It is possible to see various elements and plaques on the walls recalling the events of Garibaldi’s escape.

Garibaldi and Ravenna

In order to better understand why Garibaldi passed by Ravenna and what happened, there are two other places that are worth a visit: Fattoria Guiccioli and the Risorgimento Museum.

The latter, which is now undergoing renovation works, displays weapons, uniforms, paintings, letters and documents. On display are also the cloak and the hat given to Garibaldi by the people of Ravenna, as well as the blanket used to wrap Anita’s corpse.



Garibaldi’s escape

A good 170 years have passed from August 1849, when Romagna and its people were the protagonists of one of the most important events of the Italian Risorgimento.
An event marked by courage, as many others characterising war, but with a particular taste of charm and tragedy at the same time.

A crucial moment for the Italian history that laid the foundations of the much coveted Unification of Italy ten years later.

Everything started on August 3rd 1849: 13 heroic days in which Garibaldi found hospitality, help and an extensive network of contacts among the people of Romagna, who organised a series of movements and ploys to save him. He gained freedom some weeks later in the area of Forlì.

Further information

Opening times

April, May, June, September
Every day (except Monday and Friday): 9.30 am – 12.30 pm / 2.30 pm – 6 pm

July, August
Every day (except Monday and Friday): 2.30 pm – 7 pm

Saturdays and Sundays: opening times to be defined

If you want to admire the charming blooming tamarisks, we recommend a visit in May or June.

Closing time

The hut is closed from November to mid-March.

Entrance fee

Free entry.

Free of charge

Free admission.


The hut is completely accessible, but the path leading to the area of the monument is dirt and couldn’t be perfectly smooth.

How to get there

The hut is located about 8 kilometres away from Ravenna, in the direction of Porto Corsini/Marina Romea.

By car: the hut is easily reachable by following via Romea Nord until the tourist sign “Capanno Garibaldi“. Once you park you car, you can reach the hut on foot (about 200 metres away).

By bike: the path leading to the hut is not very smooth between Ravenna and the Pialassa. The cycle path on the edge of the brackish lagoon from Porto Corsini is instead much easier.

A cura della Redazione Locale

Last edit:4 May 2023

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