Political map of Europe & the Mediterranean 29 May 1860 (Expedition of the Thousand): In return for French support, Sardinia ceded Savoy and Nice to France (Treaty of Turin). Free to move south, the Sardinians secretly sent the famed Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi (Giuseppe Garibaldi) with a thousand volunteers to land in Sicily and overthrow the powerful Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Expedition of the Thousand).