Title: The Lion of Lissa
Author: Alessandro Marzo Magno
Data: 2013, ebook
Publisher: VandA.ePublishing


During the second half of the 18th century, Abbot Alberto Fortis, an intellectual and Illuminati member, traveled to Dalmatia, a territory made up of 1,152 islands. Currently a part of Croatia, Dalmatia was once under the control of the Venetian Republic, and remains mostly uninhabited. The Abbot recorded his visit in a book, which introduced this enchanting part of the Mediterranean to other Europeans. Two hundred years after the Abbot’s death, Alessandro Marzo Magna revisits the same places where the holy man stayed. While exploring the same towns and islands, he recounts Dalmatia’s history, traditions, and cuisine, and uncovers the bonds between Italy and former Yugoslavia that were denied and ruined by the tragic events of the 20th century.