Storia di Sapri
Sapri was inhabited from Bronze Age to Greek – Roman Age.
Cicero defined it "parva gemma maris inferi", that
is a small gem on the Southern sea. Massimiano Erculeo, the
Eastern Roman emperor, chose Sapri as his summer residence
because climate was mild and landscapes were wonderful.
In the past Sapri always had a strategic
role thanks to its position at the centre of Gulf
the most famous episodes of Italian Risorgimento was that
of Sapri expedition, led by Carlo
Pisacane, celebrated in
the lines of "Spigolatrice di Sapri" by Luigi Mercantini.
The expedition failed but was however an important moment
that anticipated the expedition of the "Mille".
Testi: Stefania Maffeo