THE SAN MARTINO TOWER
Behind San Martino Tower we can find the museum* that has a collection of heirlooms, documents and memories from the battle of June 24th 1859, as well as significant records of other events related to the history of the Italian Risorgimento (literally “Resurgence”).
Il Museo di Solferino (Solferino Museum) is located at the foothills of the fortress park and of the adjacent Charnel-Church park. Here models of cannons, weapons, uniforms and various mementos from the historic day of June 24th 1859 are displayed.
It was the 24th of June of the year 1859. The Second War of Independence had started exactly two months earlier. On April 23rd Earl Cavour rejected the Austrian ultimatum that compelled the Piedmonts to.