Rose Island was built in 1967 by Italian engineer Giorgio Rosa, just outside of Italy’s territorial waters. Rosa proclaimed himself president and declared the independence of ‘Respubliko de la Insulo de la Rozoj’ on 24th June, 1968.
24th June, 1968
The Republic of Rose Island was a short-lived micronation on a man-made platform in the Adriatic Sea.
Platform symbol of
freedom and openminded
It was the brainchild of Giorgio Rosa, engineer from Bologna with links to the former “Republic of Salò” during WW II. His aim was to create a state that was completely independent from Italy. It had its own system of taxation and would finance itself
To be precise, it was 1 May 1968 when this 400-sqm stilt house built over the water on a structure of steel tubes.
The papers soon picked up on the story, which was on everybody’s lips not least because of the myths that were swirling around it.