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Fattoria Guiccioli

Via Mandriole, 286 - Ravenna
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Linked to the historical events of the mid-19th century, FATTORIA GUICCIOLI in Mandriole is nothing but a farmhouse in the countryside between Casalborsetti and Sant’Alberto, in the area just south of the Valleys of Comacchio.

The historical event that made it famous is linked to Giuseppe Garibaldi and his escape across Romagna after the fall of the Roman Republic.

In 1849, he wanted to find shelter herealong with his wife Anita, who died on August 4th exhausted by disease and the hardships of the escape.

Anita Garibaldi’s death

A few hours after landing at Punta di Goro, in the Valleys of Comacchio, Garibaldi and Anita headed inland.

They were followed by the Austrians and with great difficulty they reached the Guiccioli Farm, hoping to find shelter and a doctor available for Anita, who was pregnant and feverish.

Anita died at 7.45 pm on August 4th 1849, throwing Garibaldi into despair.

The body was simply and quickly buried in the sand, in the nearby Motta della Pastorara, to prevent patrols from discovering their passage.

Six days later, Anita’s body was accidentally discovered by a group of children and transferred to the cemetery of Mandriole.

Every year, on the day of her death, the Guiccioli farm hosts a memorial ceremony.

The inside of Fattoria Guiccioli

The building houses a modern exhibition of relics and mementos linked to Garibaldi’s escape in Romagna.

Among these ones, worth mentioning are a copy of Anita’s deathbed (the original one was burnt during the Nazi-Fascist occupation) amd two paintings dedicated to her. In addition, just a few hundreds metres away a memorial stone in remembrance of Anita is located on her burial place.

CONTACTS

  • +39 335 6177239
  • + 39 342 7190088

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Mandriole Valley

From an environmental point of view, Fattoria Guiccioli is located near two important natural areas of the Po Delta Park: the Valleys of Comacchio and the Pine forest of San Vitale/Pialasse of Ravenna.

All around it, in addition to the cultivated fields, you can enjoy the beauty of nature.

Valle Mandriole is an area characterised by the presence of freshwater marshes that have been created, over the centuries, by the flooding of the Lamone river.

In this particular habitat, it is possible to admire, in addition to agricultural land, open areas with shallow waters and characteristic plant and animal species.

It is a very large area, various species of birds nest, breed and winter: a perfect place for birdwatchers.

Further information

Opening times

Every day: 9 am – 6 pm.
Visits are possible by appointment only.

Entrance fee

Free entry. Booking recommended.

Free of charge

Free admission.

Accessibility

The building is partially accessible.

How to get there

The Guiccioli farm is located halfway between Casalborsetti and Sant’Alberto, along the southern edge of the Valleys of Comacchio.

By car: drive along Strada Statale Romea 309 until Casalborsetti, then turn left towards Mandriole and follow the road signs.

By bus: more information on www.startromagna.it

A cura della Redazione Locale
E-mail: turismo@comune.ravenna.it

Last edit:29 March 2022

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