Mincio

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Mincio

(mēn`chō), river, c.47 mi (76 km) long, in Lombardy, N Italy. It flows generally south from the southern end of Lake Garda through Mantua (where it forms three lakes) to the Po River. Above Lake Garda it is called the Sarca. The Sarca-Garda-Mincio line, which is 120 mi (193 km) long, marks the natural border between Lombardy and Venetia and has been of strategic importance, especially in the wars of the Risorgimento (1848–49).
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It's here that the winding Mincio river begins its journey to Mantua, among reeds and rows of poplars and banks filled with fishermen, cyclists and horse-riders.
tried to hold the Po valley but was consistently outmaneuvered and outflanked by Bonaparte at the battles of Montenotte and Dego, the Po River, Lodi, the Mincio River, and Borghetto (April-May); after placing a large garrison in Mantua, he withdrew into the Tyrol; retired from active service, and died in 1819.