The Fattoria Guiccioli is located in the suburb of Mandriole outside the center of Ravenna. It is on this farm that the freedom fighter Giuseppe Garibaldi received hospitality on his way to Venice. It is also here that his wife Anita met her death. The farm has been turned into a small museum.
Fattoria Guiccioli Ravenna
The address of the Fattoria Guiccioli is Strada Provinciale 24, 286 – Mandriole. Phone: +39 335 6177239 or +39 342 7190088. Bus: 140. The Fattoria Guiccioli is open from 09.00 to 17.00 on weekdays. On weekends, the farm can be visited by appointment only. Booking is recommended anyway. Ticket price: Free. (Note that prices and times may be subject to change.)
History and description
When Garibaldi was intercepted by the Austrians on his way from Cesenatico to Venice after the fall of the Roman Republic, he managed to flee. Together with his wife, he found shelter in the Fattoria Guiccioli, just outside Ravenna.
Anita, who was pregnant and very ill, died on 4 August 1849 at the farm. She was buried in secret so that the Austrians would not find her. The bed in which she died can be viewed on the upper floor of the building.
What to see
Portraits of both Giuseppe and Anita can be seen on the ground floor, while the mid-19th-century furniture has been kept intact.