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Maritime republics & colonies

…Thousands of Italians from the maritime republics poured into the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea, creating bases, ports and commercial establishments known as “colonies”. These were small gated enclaves within a city, often just a single street, where the laws of the Italian city were administered by a governor appointed from home, and there would be a church under home jurisdiction and shops with Italian styles of food. These Italian mercantile centers also exerted significant political influence

Source: Maritime republics – Wikipedia

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  1. Tim B.

    “The regatta is preceded by a historical procession, during which parade through the streets of the city organizing some figures that play the role of ancient characters that characterized each republic. ”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regatta_of_the_Historical_Marine_Republics

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