In the nineteenth century, many moderate-liberals and democrats lived in Malta during their exile from the Italian pre-unification states. The freedom of the press and the proximity to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies made the island a strategic launching pad of the revolution, so that especially after 1848, a number of insurgency initiatives for the Southern Italy were designed in Valletta and they aroused the attention of liberal European States. Through the use of sources from Italian and Maltese archives, the author seeks to reconstruct the role of the Maltese node in the network of the Liberal Italian exile. The article outlines the contribution of a land that did not represent only the arsenal of Garibaldi's expedition, but the meeting point of the different political projects for the Southern Risorgimento. Nicola Fabrizi, Matteo Raeli and Ruggero Settimo were some of the most active protagonists of these events that culminated in the landings in Sicily in 1860 and in the birth of the Unified Italian State.
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