Saturday, May 29, 2010

Garibaldi Day Reality Check

Though it's not observed regularly, today is "Garibaldi Day" in Palermo. It was 150 years ago that the general "liberated" the city. Well, "liberation" is certainly a misnomer in this case. Other Sicily sites (the ones published by Sicilian emigrés living in Britain, Australia or North America) may not offer anything more than the "official" view of the Risorgimento that their writers studied in Italian schools.

Unfortunately, that perspective is full of revisionist history, political spin and simple misinformation. Wouldn't you like real information for a change?

Read our article about Giuseppe Garibaldi and Sicily for a reality check. Accuracy is something you can expect from Best of Sicily. That's why we're here.

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