The Battle of Solferino

Event: At 17.00 on Sunday 23 June, the historical re-enactment of the battle of Solferino and San Martino will take place in the monumental complex of San Martino della Battaglia. In 2019 marks the 160th anniversary of the bloody battle.

In the context of the second Italian War of Independence, on June 25, 1859 the Sardinian-Piedmontese, French and Austrian armies clashed in Solferino and San Martino. The defeat of Austria, which lost the dominion of Lombardy, marked the first step towards national unity.

In addition to the appreciated historical re-enactment that is proposed every year, between 22 and 24 June there will be commemorative initiatives, concerts, cultural meetings, the Red Cross torchlight procession and numerous micro-events on the territory.

On the site you will find plenty of information on the event as well as a smartphone application that can be downloaded for free.