Almost History

AH 02 Draining the swamp -Garibaldi's plan to diver Rome's river

April 06, 2017
Almost History
AH 02 Draining the swamp -Garibaldi's plan to diver Rome's river
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Almost History
AH 02 Draining the swamp -Garibaldi's plan to diver Rome's river
Apr 06, 2017
Ian Chapman-Curry
Show Notes
In 1875, Rome came close to losing its river. In that year, the liberator of Italy, General Giuseppe Garibaldi, visited and announced plans to clean up the Eternal City.

His main target was the River Tiber. Garibaldi would solve problems from pollution to flooding by diverting the river and completely removing it from the city.

Where did this idea come from? And why wasn’t it carried out?

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The theme music is Newsroom by Riot.

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