Welcome to Garibaldi, a charming municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. With a population of 35,440 people, most of them of Italian descent, the city is famous for its wine and sparkling wine productions. The name Garibaldi is a homage to the Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi and his Brazilian wife, Anita Garibaldi. It was settled by Italian immigrants, predominantly Venetians and Prussians in the late 19th century.
== History ==
Garibaldi has a rich history that dates back to the late 19th century when it was settled by Italian immigrants. The Colony Conde dEu was the first nucleus of colonization in the mountain region of Rio Grande do Sul. The largest number of immigrants came from Italy, and from 1890, when the colony was established, the houses and buildings that today form the Historical Center were built. On October 31, 1900, the government raised the Colony Conde dEu to a municipality, which then became Garibaldi. Today, almost all the inhabitants of the city are descended from immigrants.
== Wine and sparkling wine productions ==
When the Italian immigrants came to Garibaldi, they brought vineyards. Over time, wine production became very important to the regional economy. More recently, sparkling wine also started to be produced there, and the town is now the main producer of the beverage in Brazil. The Route of the Sparkling Wines is a popular tourist attraction that allows visitors to taste the most famous and delicious Brazilian sparkling wines, in addition to knowing the location and process of preparing the drink in a city that is characterized by the charm of its historic architecture, beauty landscape and the friendliness of its people.
== Tourism ==
Garibaldi is a popular tourist destination that offers visitors a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. The Road of Flavour is a tour of vineyards and valleys through caves and churches, tasting the colonial products without forgetting the good wines of the land. All of that produced with raw materials grown on each property. The city also has 14 squares and parks of urban areas, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
== Social and Economic Information ==
Garibaldi has a well-developed infrastructure, with 25 elementary schools, three high schools, one school of higher education, two private schools, and four schools in child education. The sewerage system serves 90% of households, and the supply of drinking water serves 98% of households. The city has a thriving economy, with 319 companies in the industry, 788 in commerce, and 1152 in services, as well as 220 professionals. The altitude of Garibaldi is 613m, and the climate is subtropical, with temperatures reaching 33 °C (91 °F) in summer and -3.5 °C (38.3 °F) in winter. The city has 27 districts and an area of 169.69 km². Access to Garibaldi is easy, with RSC 470 / RSC 453 – Route of the Sun / BR 116 / RSC 240 / RSC 446 providing convenient routes.
== International relations ==
Garibaldi is twinned with Conegliano in Italy.
== Notable people ==
Everaldo Stum, a football player, is one of the notable people from Garibaldi.
== References ==
Garibaldi Official Site (Portuguese Language)
Garibaldi is a hidden gem in southern Brazil that offers visitors a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. With its rich Italian heritage, thriving wine and sparkling wine industry, and well-developed infrastructure, Garibaldi is a great place to visit for anyone looking for an authentic Brazilian experience.