History

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This section tells the story of Asola: from being a military outpost of the Republic of Venice (traditionally known as La Serenissima) in 1440 to its fall in 1797 with the arrival of the French troops. The documents from the museum collection and from the municipal historical archives, narrate the reforms brought by Napoleon in various fields: from education, health, and social services to cultural heritage.  After the Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom was established, Asola passed to the Austrian government and to the territory of Mantua. During the events that followed the Risorgimento (Unification of Italy), Asola was involved in the struggle for national independence and constitutional freedom as early as the 1848 uprisings. The figures of Vittorio Emanuele II and Garibaldi in 1862, visiting with the Mayor of the post-unification period, Sir Andrea Terzi, tell the story of the territory and the Unification of Italy.