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The Museum of the Risorgimento: photos, description (Museo Civico del Risorgimento)

The Museum of the Risorgimento was opened in 2005-m to year on the top floors of the Grande Miglio - part of the castle of Milan, built in the late 16th century and once served as a granary for the Venetian garrison.

The Museum exposition is arranged in accordance with the modern interpretation of the historical events of the period of the Risorgimento - movement for Italian unification of the mid-19th century. Here you can see a variety of exhibits from different Museum collections, including portraits, memorabilia, official announcements and publications, which documented the epic deeds and Patriotic appeals that led to the creation of a unified Italian nation. With all that the Museum acquaints visitors with the major events of the Risorgimento - household items and everyday language of those years, together with the documents help to understand the significance of historical transformations.

Special attention is paid to local historical events that led to the formation in 1797, the year of the Republic of Brescia, the famous ten-day rebellion Dieci Giornate" and the role of Brusentsev in the war for independence.

Part of the Museum's collections was used to create a thematic route dedicated to the battle of San Martino and Solferino, known as the "Grande Battaglia" - the Great battle. This route allows you to travel back in time, deep into Italian history, and to be in 1859, the year: the exhibition presents the events of the Second war for independence and its main participants - from Napoleon III before Cavour and Vittorio Emanuele II to Piazza Garibaldi. Special attention is paid to one of the major battles of the Risorgimento (the battle of San Martino and Solferino, which led to the defeat of Austria and the transfer of Lombardy under the rule of the Kingdom of Sardinia.

In the Museum you can see a variety of artifacts - maps, showing troop movements, flags, prints, paintings, sculptures, etc., and obituaries in memory of the fallen, advocacy documents, illustrations, and physical evidence of how difficult and bloody conditions, was a history of Italy.

The Museum exhibition draws attention to the city of Brescia, which at that time was turned into a huge hospital, and in which the Patriotic fever mingled with simple human compassion. In the aftermath of a bloody battle of San Martino and Solferino, the idea of the creation of the International red cross, its founder was Henry Dunant, participant of the battle.