The Peace of Villafranca 1859

Villafranca Settlement

The two sovereigns support the creation of an Italian confederation under the presidency of the Pope.

The Emperor of Austria cedes to the Emperor of the French his rights over Lombardy except for the fortresses of Mantua and Pescheria…  The Emperor of the French will then hand over these territories to King Victor Emmanuel.

Venetia will become part of the Italian confederation though still belonging to the Austrian crown.

The Grand Duke of Tuscany and the Duke of Modena will be restored to their states and will proclaim a general amnesty.

The two Emperors will ask the Holy Father to make certain indispensible reforms in his states.

July 11 1859, Villafranca

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