ADRIATICO   Adriatique.

Department in the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, 1805-14, with Venice as capital.   It stretched along the coast from the Po delta to the River Isonzo.   Its lands were Venetian until 1797, then Austrian until 1805, and Austrian again after Napoleon’s defeat.  Venice fell from being Queen of the Adriatic in 1796 to being administrative HQ of Adriatico in 1806.

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