Villafranca di Verona


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Villafranca di Verona

(vēl'läfräng`kä dē vārô`nä), town (1991 pop. 27,036), Venetia, NE Italy. In 1859, Napoleon III and Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria met there after the Austrian defeats at Magenta and SolferinoSolferino
, village, Lombardy, N Italy, near Mantua. There, on June 24, 1859, the French and Sardinians fought a bloody battle with the Austrians (see Risorgimento). Although the battle resulted in no clear decision, the Austrians withdrew to their strategic fortresses.
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 and signed a preliminary peace treaty, which was formalized the same year by the Treaty of Zürich. Sardinia, Napoleon's ally, was not represented. Austria ceded Lombardy, which was added to Sardinia; Venetia remained Austrian. The rulers of Tuscany were to be reinstated, and the Italian states were to form a confederation under the presidency of the pope. Sardinia ignored the last two clauses; to obtain Napoleon's consent for this course, Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia ceded Nice and Menton to France (1860). The exclusion of Sardinia from the Treaty of Villafranca, an act that nearly deprived Victor Emmanuel of his leading role in the RisorgimentoRisorgimento
[Ital.,=resurgence], in 19th-century Italian history, period of cultural nationalism and of political activism, leading to unification of Italy. Roots of the Risorgimento
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, was deeply resented throughout Italy and greatly harmed Franco-Italian relations.
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Major organization : CENTRALE UNICA DI COMMITTENZA COMUNE DI VILLAFRANCA DI VERONA (COMUNE CAPOFILA) E COMUNE DI MOZZECANE
Contract notice: Transport service pupils of nursery schools, primary and secondary schools students of i degree state - lots 1, 2 and 3 for the municipality of villafranca di verona and lot 4 for the city of mozzecane, for a term of five years school .
Contact Point(S): Ufficio Servizi Educativi E Scolastici Del Comune Di Villafranca Di Verona Per I Lotti 1
Implementing agency : Comune di Villafranca di Verona
Service "Insurance coverage RCT / O General for the City of Villafranca di Verona." IGC: 6036006DB6.
Contract notice: Supply of natural gas for utilities related to all municipal buildings and facilities by the city of villafranca di verona.
Contract notice: Service "insurance coverage rct / o general for the city of villafranca di verona." igc: 6036006db6.
Contract notice: Supply of electricity for utilities related to all municipal buildings and structures of competence of the administration and the public lighting and other uses of the municipality of villafranca di verona. igc: 59601886ba.
School catering service for pupils in primary schools and secondary schools of the state Villafranca di Verona. School years 2014/2015 - 2015/2016 - 2016/2017.
Contract notice: School catering service for pupils in primary schools and secondary schools state of villafranca di verona, as described in the tender documents.