Tag Archives: Adriatic Sea

Cattaro

CATTARO    Italian name for the Montenegrin port of KOTOR. Like much of the Adriatic seaboard it remained Byzantine long after the interior was lost.  In the 11th century Cattaro was associated with the Principality of Duklja, a forerunner of Montenegro, … Continue reading

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Bari

BARI City and seaport, which began as a Greek colony (Barion), on the Adriatic Sea in southeastern Italy; A late medieval Duchy; A province in modern Italy. Bari belonged to the Lombard Principality of Benevento, c.668-847, when it was seized … Continue reading

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Apulia et Calabria

APULIA ET CALABRIA Province in southeastern Italy in the late Roman Empire, joining Calabria, the heel of Italy, with Apulia to the northwest, a district that included the “spur” of Italy.  The old province is now the region of Puglia … Continue reading

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Antivari

ANTIVARI    Italian name of BAR, also called Tivari (Albanian), Antibarum (Latin) and Antibari A port in southern Montenegro, the last name mentioned above gives the meaning clearly, for it is on the opposite side of the Adriatic from Bari. It became … Continue reading

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Adriatico

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 … Continue reading

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Abruzzi

ABRUZZI    ABRUZZO (It);  Aprutium (late Latin). Region in central Italy, between the Lazio Region and the Adriatic Sea,and containing the highest peaks of the Apennines. Between the later 6th and early 11th centuries it belonged  to the Lombard, later the … Continue reading

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