Durrës

What is Durrës known for?


decades history

''Dıraç''. In English usage, the Italian form ''Durazzo'' used to be widespread, but the local Albanian name ''Durrës'' has gradually replaced it in recent decades. History Ancient thumb left Ancient Greek Ancient Greek coinage coin (File:Dyrrachium coin.jpg) of Dyrrachium. ''Obv''. Cow feeding a calf. ''Rev''. Two stylized thunders of Zeus with the letters ΔΥΡ (''DYR''). Though surviving remains are minimal, A selection of modern travelers' accounts and references


vocal studies

183-U0906-533, Alexander Moissi.jpg thumb left 200px Moisiu as Prince Kalaf in Gozzi's ''Turandot (Turandot (Gozzi))'', Deutsches Theater, Berlin, December 1911 After an international childhood in Trieste, Durrës and at a Graz boarding school, 20-year-old Aleksandër finally settled with his mother and two sisters in the Austrian capital Vienna. He began vocal studies and applied for a drama training at the ''k.k. Hofburgtheater (Burgtheater)'', but was rejected due to his


historic series

: A Chronological Compendium of 667 Battles to 31BC'', (series Historians of the Ancient World (Greenhill Historic Series), 2000:47 ISBN 1-85367-389-7. at the same year. thumb left 240px The Beauty of Durrës (File:Mosaic of The Beauty of Durrës.jpg) For Catullus, the city was ''Durrachium Hadriae tabernam'', "the ''taberna'' of the Adriatic", one of the stopping places for a Roman traveling up the Adriatic, as Catullus had done himself in the sailing season

Compendium of 667 Battles to 31Bc, from the Historians of the Ancient World (Greenhill Historic Series) by John Drogo Montagu,ISBN 1853673897,2000,page 47 and in 167 brought to Rome as a captive to participate in Gallus' triumph (Roman triumph), after which he was interned in Iguvium. People go to church at midnight on 24 December, or during 25 December. The Christmas atmosphere is felt not only in the capital city, Tirana, but also in many other cities, for example


weekly connection

Đurađ's lands and further agitate Radič Crnojević. '''Durrës''' is an Albanian (Albania) Adriatic port city. It serves ferries to Bari (Italy) Alternative spellings of the cities name are ''Durrazzo'' (Italian), ''Drač'' (Драч, Serbo-Croatian) or ''Dyrrhachion'' (Δυρράχιον, Greek). Get in By boat File:Durrës Albania.jpg thumb Durrës Panramic View * A bi-weekly

connection to Bar in Montenegro Montenegro Line. * To Kotor, Montenegro * To Bari in Italy on Agemar, on Azzurra Line or on Dimaio Line * To Ancona in Italy on Adria Ferries * To Otranto in Italy on Veronica Line * To Trieste in Italy on Agemar


fine title

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title Spatial Transformation of the Waterfront: Before, during and after Socialism Time-frame: 1900-44:45-90:91-2000 Case Study: Durrës - A Port City publisher Lambert Academic Publishing year 2012 isbn 978-3847339939 url http: www.amazon.com Spatial-Transformation-Waterfront-Socialism-Time-frame dp 3847339931 *Lida Miraj, Via Egnatia through History_ How was used and abused a ... aace.al ... Via%20Egnatia%20through%20History_%20How%20was%20... Page 1. VIA EGNATIA


home training

are left helpless in some remote part of Albania, at a safe distance from the capital, with 200 commandos and national guardsmen at their heels. Each is expected to make it back to headquarters in Tirana unintercepted. If they are caught they go home. Training, preparation and tests change according to the whims of the instructors, who are themselves veterans of the unit. They have a reputation for being unyielding and unmerciful. Sheepie was the trainer for about 20 years until they deemed his training tactics to hard and inefficient.Ferriku is the actual commander of the unit. Commons:Category:Durrës Wikipedia:Durrës Dmoz:Regional Europe Albania Localities Durres


fine quot

) Raška . Fine summarizes a passage of Niketas Choniates to state "She left on foot with only the clothes on her back". Eudokia sought refuge with her brother-in-law Vukan Nemanjić, Prince of Zeta (Principality of Zeta). Vukan provided her with hospitality for a while. He then arranged for her transportation to Durrës, where she boarded a Byzantine ship heading for Constantinople and returned safely to her father. John Van Antwerp Fine, "The Late


academic publishing

title Spatial Transformation of the Waterfront: Before, during and after Socialism Time-frame: 1900-44:45-90:91-2000 Case Study: Durrës - A Port City publisher Lambert Academic Publishing year 2012 isbn 978-3847339939 url http: www.amazon.com Spatial-Transformation-Waterfront-Socialism-Time-frame dp 3847339931 *Lida Miraj, Via Egnatia through History_ How was used and abused a ... aace.al ... Via%20Egnatia%20through%20History_%20How%20was%20... Page 1. VIA EGNATIA


modern appearance

and developed into a major seaport under the rule of King Zog (Zog of Albania), with a modern harbour being constructed in 1927. An earthquake in 1926 damaged some of the city and the rebuilding that followed gave the city its more modern appearance. During the 1930s, the Bank of Athens had a branch in the city. thumb right 230px Italian invasion of Albania Italian soldiers (File:Durazzo, Albania, April 1939, Italian soldiers entering the city.jpg) entering the city on 7 April 1939 after facing fierce resistance from Mujo Ulqinaku and the Royal Albanian Army. The Second World War saw Durrës (called ''Durazzo'' again in Italian) and the rest of Albania being annexed to the Kingdom of Italy (Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)) between 1939–1943, then occupied by Nazi Germany until 1944. Durrës's strategic value as a seaport made it a high-profile military target for both sides. It was the site of the initial Italian landings (Italian invasion of Albania) on 7 April 1939 (and was fiercely defended by Mujo Ulqinaku) as well as the launch point for the ill-fated Italian invasion of Greece (Greco-Italian War). The city was heavily damaged by Allied (Allies of World War II) bombing during the war and the port installations were blown up by the retreating Germans in 1944. The Communist regime of Enver Hoxha rapidly rebuilt the city following the war, establishing a variety of heavy industries in the area and expanding the port. It became the terminus of Albania's first railway, begun in 1947. In the late 1980s, the city was briefly renamed Durrës-Enver Hoxha. The city was and continues to remain the center of Albanian mass beach tourism. Following the collapse of communist rule in 1990, Durrës became the focus of mass emigrations from Albania with ships being hijacked in the harbour and sailed at gunpoint to Italy. In one month alone, August 1991, over 20,000 people migrated to Italy in this fashion. Italy intervened militarily, putting the port area under its control, and the city became the center of the European Community's "Operation Pelican", a food-aid program. In 1997, Albania slid into anarchy (1997 rebellion in Albania) following the collapse of a massive pyramid scheme which devastated the national economy. An Italian-led peacekeeping force was controversially deployed to Durrës and other Albanian cities to restore order, although there were widespread suggestions that the real purpose of "Operation Alba" was to prevent economic refugees continuing to use Albania's ports as a route to migrate to Italy. Following the start of the 21st century, Durrës has been revitalized as many streets were repaved, while parks and façades experienced a face lift. Economy thumb right Durrës seaside seen from the SH2 expressway exit ramp (File:Rruga SH2 - @Durrës.jpg) thumb ''Torra'' (Venetian tower) as part of Durrës Castle (File:Torra në Durrës.jpg) is touristic point. Durrës is an important link to Western Europe due to its port and its proximity to the Italian port cities, notably Bari, to which daily ferries run. As well as the dockyard, it also possesses an important shipyard and manufacturing industries, notably producing leather, plastic and tobacco products. The southern coastal stretch is renowned for its traditional mass beach tourism having experienced uncontrolled urban development. The city's beaches are also a popular destination for many foreign and local tourists, with an estimated 800,000 tourists visiting annually. Many Albanians from Tirana and elsewhere spend their summer vacations on the beaches of Durrës. In 2012, new water sanitation systems are being installed to completely eliminate sea water pollution. In contrast, the northern coastal stretch is mostly unspoiled and set to become an elite tourism destination as a number of beach resorts are being built since 2009. Neighboring districts are known for the production of good wine and a variety of foodstuffs. The port has experienced major upgrades in recent years culminating with the opening of the new terminal in July 2012. In 2012, The Globe and Mail ranked Durrës at no. 1 among 8 exciting new cruise ports to explore. 8 exciting new cruise ports to explore, The Globe and Mail, 2012-02-24 Climate Durrës has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool winters. The average of water temperature in Durrës is from Commons:Category:Durrës Wikipedia:Durrës Dmoz:Regional Europe Albania Localities Durres


fine quot'

) Raška . Fine summarizes a passage of Niketas Choniates to state "She left on foot with only the clothes on her back". Eudokia sought refuge with her brother-in-law Vukan Nemanjić, Prince of Zeta (Principality of Zeta). Vukan provided her with hospitality for a while. He then arranged for her transportation to Durrës, where she boarded a Byzantine ship heading for Constantinople and returned safely to her father. John Van Antwerp Fine, "The Late

Durrës

'''Durrës''' is the second largest city of Albania and is central on the coast, about west of the capital Tirana. It is one of the most ancient and economically significant cities of Albania.

Durrës is at one of the narrower points of the Adriatic Sea, opposite the Italian (Italy) ports of Bari ( Moreover, it is the meeting point of national roads SH2 (National Road 2 (Albania)) and SH4 (National Road 4 (Albania)).

Founded in the 7th century BC by Greek colonists (Colonies in antiquity#Greek colonies) from Corinth and Corcyra (Corfu) under the name '''Epidamnos''', Rhodes, P.J. (P. J. Rhodes) ''A History of the Classical Greek World 478-323 BC''. 2nd edition. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, p. 88. it has been continuously inhabited for 2,700 years and is one of the oldest cities in Albania. Durrës served as Albania's national capital from 7 March 1914 until 11 February 1920 during the reign of William of Albania in Principality of Albania. Organic Statute of the Principality of Albania (in Albanian), http: licodu.cois.it

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