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Anzio Explained

Anzio at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Seaport and resort town (pop., 1991: 32,000) southeast of Rome, Italy. It was founded, according to legend, by Anteias, son of Odysseus and Circe. It was a stronghold of the Volsci in the 5th cent. BC. Conquered by Rome in 338 BC, Antium (as it was then known) became a resort for wealthy Romans. Nero and Caligula were born there. Destroyed by the Saracens in the 9th-10th cent., it remained virtually deserted until 1698, when Pope Innocent XII built a new port nearby. In 1944 it was the scene of a bloody but successful amphibious landing by Allied forces.

Anzio at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a town of central Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea; the Allies
established a beachhead at Anzio in World War II