Volturno

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Volturno

(vōlto͞or`nō), 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.

Volturno

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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In the southern sector, the aquifer is semiconfined almost everywhere, while in the central part, close to the Volturno River, it is phreatic, because the tuffs are absent or very thin, due to the river erosion.
Near the Volturno River mouth, the hydrogeochemistry is influenced by saltwater intrusion.
Along the Volturno River, the nitrate content is very low (Figure 2), despite a moderate-high susceptibility.
It rose close to the banks of the Volturno River in the immediate area of the important Porto delle Femmine.
Maria ad Quarantam (1327), while a Ciprianus Pisanus, de Capua, corbiserius (shoemaker) lived in the city along Volturno river (1467).
Our first bridge in Italy was constructed on October 17, 1943, across the Volturno River. This was the first heavy ponton bridge constructed in the ETO [European Theater of Operations], and 2,334 vehicles along with 1,770 foot soldiers used the bridge in a 24-hour period.