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The museum, together with the Tower of St. Martino (close by) is one of the major Memorials of the birth of modern Italy. On the other hand, bad memories for Austrians, as Austria lost huge parts of northern Italy due to this battle.
Hidden south of Lake Garda is Solferino. A very peaceful town with barely any tourists.
We visited both la Rocca and the Cappella.
La Rocca is a museum about the battle of Solferino. on the way to the rooftop (a spiral staircase converted to a...More
A truly fascinating place ,to learn and get a feel for what actually happened there.
Along with the museum and the crematorium it does make for a tourist free and very interesting day out
You climb the spiral staircase with detailed murals depicting the battle...More
This tower is worth a visit both as a museum to the Battle of Solferino, fought during the Italian Risorgimento, and as a platform for the stunning views of Lake Garda, Monte Baldo and the Po plain. Easily worth the 2 or 3 euros entrance
From the battle of Solerfino, the Red Cross was founded by Henry Durant here in 1859. It's really sobering, and the nearby museum down the hill in Castiglione delle Stiviere is worth visiting as well.
Working for the military on official duty out in the...More