Lithograph of the Thousand leaving from Quarto


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The Thousand leaving from Quarto

On the night of 5/6 May 1860, Garibaldi’s Thousand embarked for Sicily on the steamships Lombardo and Piemonte belonging to the Genoese company Rubattino.
This was the beginning of the epic campaign which would free the south of Italy from Bourbon domination and subsequently lead to unification of the country.