In the summer of 1849, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italy’s legendary revolutionary hero, was finally forced to abandon his defence of Rome. He and his men had held the besieged city for three long months, but now it was clear that only surrender would prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a much superior French army.
This is Tim’s finest work yet: The Hero’s Way is a superb travelogue that magnificently captures Garibaldi’s determination, creativity, reckless courage, and profound belief. Tim draws fascinating portraits of Italy then and now, filled with unforgettable observations of Italian life and landscape, politics and people.
Please note, this event is now taking place on Friday 8th October.