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Otranto

facts in brief


Part of Albrizzi's map, 1761
Part of Albrizzi's map, 1761





Facts in brief:

Nation's easternmost town; retained Greek language until 11th cen.; was important trade center with Orient until razed by Turks in 1480; supply base during WW II; scene of Horace Walpole's novel The Castle of Otranto; connected by hydrofoil to Corfu.

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