PIRANO , a seaport of
See also:Austria, in
See also:Istria, 22 M . S.W. of Trieste by
See also:rail . Pop . (1900), 13,339, mostly Italians . In addition to viticulture and the cultivation of the
See also:olive, its
See also:principal resources are
See also:building and fishing . In the neighbourhood are the most extensive
See also:works in Istria for the extraction of
See also:salt from the
See also:water, which produce about 5o,000 tons of salt annually . Pirano is celebrated for the victory of the Venetians over the
See also:fleet of the emperor
See also:Barbarossa in 1177 . It passed under the domination of Venice in 1283 and became definitely incorporated with Austria, together with the other possessions of Venice in the Istrian Peninsula, in 1813 .
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI
PIRATE AND PIRACY
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