Sardinia Travel Guide

Sardinia Sights

Compendio Garibaldino

  • 7 km (4½ miles) east of Isola Maddalena Map It
  • La Maddalena
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

Pilgrims from around the world converge on the Compendio Garibaldino, a complex on Isola Caprera that contains the restored home, a museum, and the tomb of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–82). The national hero and military leader who laid the groundwork for the first unification of Italy in 1861 lived a simple life as a farmer on the island that he eventually owned. There are guided tours in Italian, and written guides in other languages. You can also buy a combined ticket for the Compendio and the Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi, 4 km (2½ miles) away, a multimedia museum that chronicles the swashbuckling career of the Italian hero. For both, take the ferry to Isola Maddalena and then the bridge to Caprera.

Sight Information


7 km (4½ miles) east of Isola Maddalena, Caprera, La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €7 (free 1st Sun. of month in winter); €11 combined ticket includes Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Closed Mon. Easter–Oct., and Sun. Nov.–Easter (except 1st Sun. of month)

Published 06/20/2007


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