THE CITY OF SAPRI

THE CITY OF SAPRI

The city of Sapri has very ancient origins and is considered the heart of the Golfo of Policastro. From 1811 to 1860 he was part of the Vibonati district, belonged to the Sala District of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies; from 1860 to 1924, during the Kingdom of Italy, it was part of the order of Vibonati. In 1924 the order was transferred to Sapri, until 1927 belonged to the district of Sala Consilina. Sapri is known above all for the tragic Expedition of Carlo Pisacane on June 28, 1857, mentioned in verse by the famous poem, “LA SPIGOLATRICE”. The expedition was organized in Genova by Pisacane, Mazzini and other patriots. The Mazzini project was intended to promote the outbreak of riots in Naples and Salerno and Sicily, as part of the struggle for Italian unity, organized by the Insurgent Committee chaired by the 25-year-old Neapolitan Giuseppe Fanelli. The expedition of Pisacane failed, as the contemporary actions of Genova and Livorno also because the Naples and Salerno were not sufficiently prepared for the immediate action; However, it served to avoid the hypothetical establishment of a Murattian Kingdom in southern Italy and opened the way to the Expedition of the Thousand. The tragic episode is commemorated by an obelisk erected in the first centenary off and located in “LARGO DEI TRECENTO”, by a Pisacane statue dating back to the first half of the last century in the park and from a bronze depiction that represents the instrument suggestively lying on the rock of Scialandro, ideally stretched out towards the bay of Sapri where the three hundred landed. Every summer, the expedition is remembered by a costume re-enactment of the landing.

A CURA DI: ISABELLA PISANO E MARIA GRAZIA PISANO

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