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Otranto

(ô`träntō), town (1991 pop. 5,114), in Apulia, extreme S Italy, on the Strait of Otranto, which links the Adriatic and Ionian seas. It is a small fishing port and a seaside resort. Originally a Greek settlement, Otranto became an important port under the Romans. Later ruled by the Byzantines and the Normans, it never recovered from its devastation (1480) by the Turks. Of note are an 11th-century cathedral (restored 17th–18th cent.), with a fine mosaic floor (12th cent.), and the ruins of an imposing Aragonese castle (15th cent.) that provided the setting of Horace Walpole's Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto.

Otranto

 

a strait between the Italian and Balkan peninsulas, connecting the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The western part borders on Italy, and the eastern part on Albania. The strait is 75 km at its narrowest and is up to 850 m deep.

Otranto

a small port in SE Italy, in Apulia on the Strait of Otranto: the most easterly town in Italy; dates back to Greek times and was an important Roman port; its ruined castle was the setting of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto. Pop.: 5282 (2001)
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Address for correspondence: Domenico Otranto, Dipartimento di Sanita Pubblica e Zootecnia, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy; e-mail: d.
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Address for correspondence: Domenico Otranto, Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy; email: d.
Jacques Cazotte's Le diable amoureux (1772) is the primary text examined, but Sinopoulou also touches on such works as Kafka's Metamorphosis, Cervantes's Don Quixote, and Walpole's Castle of Otranto.
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of Otranto (1764), in which Saint Nicholas appears to Ricardo in a dream
Its target was the small maritime town of Otranto in far south Italy.
The beauty of this day is that you have the option to continue this epic day of cycling by riding back to Otranto [ETH] a 106 km roundtrip day of pure bliss.
The Martyrs of Otranto are 813 Italians who were slain in the southern Italian city in 1480 for defying demands by Turkish invaders to renounce Christianity.
Pope Francis has bestowed sainthood on 800 Italians who were beheaded in the southern town of Otranto, after refusing to convert to Islam.
1 (1991): a translation with introduction of Giorgio Otranto, "Note sul sacerdozio femminilie nell' antichita in margine a una testimonianza di Gelasio I," Vetere Christianorum 19 (1982)
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