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Volturno (vōlto͞orˈnō), chief river of S Italy, 109 mi (175 km) long, rising in the Apennines of Molise and flowing SE, then SW through Campania, past Capua, to the Tyrrhenian Sea. On its banks Guiseppe Garibaldi defeated (1860) the troops of Francis II of the Two Sicilies.
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a river in S central Italy, flowing southeast and southwest to the Tyrrhenian Sea: scene of a battle (1860) during the wars for Italian unity, in which Garibaldi defeated the Neapolitans; German line of defence during World War II. Length: 175 km (109 miles)
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