BREAKING: Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama confirms that NATO is in talks to construct a naval base in Porto Romano on Albania's coast
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Porto Romano? Sounds Italian
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i had the same reaction but its actually near Durres (also known as Durazzo), but yes its in Albania

Jul 1, 2022 · 7:47 PM UTC

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Yes but it is an Italian name introduced after WWI, the original one was Muret e Portës.
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Porto Romano means "Roman port" in italian
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There were some peregrinate people a couple of millennium ago who spread their language and empire who gave the world a lot of Italian sounding names. Albania was very poor when I was there with Task Force Hawk, poorer than Kosovo, and that is saying a lot.
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always though that the name, at least Durazzo came during venetian times
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ΔΥΡΡΑΧΙΟΝ, in Greek [2 ranges/2 peaks]....hence: Durazzo.
I think you meant to give a wider perspective like this. I personally see no advantage considering the Italian ports used by NATO so… meh… more political than practical as always?…
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Unless is to put more vessels in the mediteranean i dont see the use
It’s not Albanian - the name is Italian. Don’t know why this Italian name has established itself in Albania. Maybe Italian troops were the first to reuse this place as port after the Romans – still some antique walls there to be seen.
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I think it has to do qith the most Serene Republic of Venice qich controlled Durrës for over 2 centuries before losing ut to the ottomans
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