Rocca di Solferino, Solferino

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  • Was erected in 1022 on the hilltop (206 m) which rises above the village of Solferino. This Hill is the highest point in the province of Mantua. In 1315 the castle was bought by Rinaldo Bonacolsi, called "Passerino", Lord of Mantua. Cristierno Gonzaga, Marquis de Solferino, restored it in 1611. Acquired over time strategic value because of its geographical position that earned him the nickname of the Risorgimento "Spy of Italy": up to 1866 the State border between the Kingdom of Italy and the Austrian Empire passed indeed not far from this fortress. In 1866, following the third war of independence, losing this function for the annexation of Venetia to Italy. It was the scene of the bloody battle of Solferino 24 June 1859, the battle of the second war of independence, during which he faced franco-Piedmontese and Austrian armies that fought for control of the fortress. The fortress, after a period of neglect, it underwent important restorations in 1870, when it became a museum. It was restored again in 2011 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
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  • I visited the fortress of Solferino with a guide who made us go over a bit of the history of the war of Solferino. Very interesting and if the weather is nice, the view of the landscape from China of the fortress is not to be missed. Advice to all young people but also for families to visit the rock
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  • Lovely view from the fortress in medieval style. weapons ... Armor projectiles of all kinds have to go when the sky is clear and blue you see Lake garda
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  • ended up here by accident. so happens to be a significant place in history. well worth it if your an history buff. much is in italian, thats a pitty.
  • The tower is wheelchair accessible! Beautiful views!
  • Very peaceful
  • We visited in late August the fortress of Solferino with the ossuary and the Museum of arms. Wonderful experience, to do, especially for the younger ones, to remember that a lot of people died for our beautiful Italy. The rock does not happen because we have been discouraged because when we were there, there was an invasion of gnats, I was with my 4 years there seemed to be the case. We have seen outside the park that surrounds it. Everything nice. The ossuary is creepy and the nice little Museum, held up well. I would highly recommend.
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  • Historical area where occurred one of the greatest battles in history. The characteristic piazza della Chiesa di San Nicola in few minutes you climb up the Hill and you enter the Fortress located in a strategic position. Inside there is a small museum and you can get up on top where on clear days you can distinguish clearly the Lake, the outlines of the mountains and the plain. Great for taking some great pictures. It can be the starting point for beautiful walks and cycling. For the lazy can also be reached by car.
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