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facts in brief

Part of William Heather's map, 1810
Part of William Heather's map, 1810

Facts in brief:

On Y-shaped sea inlet of Adriatic; was terminus of Appian Way; taken by Caesar 49 BC & Virgil died here 19 BC; prospered during Norman conquest 1071 & with Suez Canal construction 1869; was briefly seat of Italian government after death of Mussolini 1943.

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