Zuccarello, an Italian commune in the province of Savona in the region of Liguria, was the scene of strategic movements by the Army of Italy commanded by Napoleon to surprise the allied armies at the Battle of Loano, on 23 and 24 November 1795. On this occasion, the French Army defeated the allied armies of Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia, paving the way for a series of successes that would lead to Napoleon Bonaparte's domination of the Italian scene.
The links between Napoleon and Liguria are numerous. The first Italian campaign had in fact permanently upset the geopolitical order of the Italian peninsula by establishing French influence there for almost two decades, which would flourish to varying degrees until 1815.
The region of Liguria will also be annexed, being part of the French Empire from 1805 until the Congress of Vienna in 1814. But the region is above all closely linked to the intimate history of Napoleon: the Bonaparte family originated from the town of Sarzana in Liguria, and emigrated to Corsica at the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century.
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