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Campagna

[kam-pahn-yuh, kuh m-; Italian kahm-pah-nyah] /kæmˈpɑn yə, kəm-; Italian kɑmˈpɑ nyɑ/
noun, plural Campagne
[kam-pahn-yey, kuh m-; Italian kahm-pah-nye] /kæmˈpɑn yeɪ, kəm-; Italian kɑmˈpɑ nyɛ/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
1.
a low plain surrounding the city of Rome, Italy.
2.
(lowercase) any flat open plain; champaign.
Origin of Campagna
< Italian; see campaign
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  • I know very little about the property, except that it is large and some of it is in the Campagna.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • You have a little sister of your own far away in the Campagna Romana—yes?

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • The cloudy sky was in harmony with the dim Campagna, that looked under the sunless smoky light unutterably sad and forlorn.

    Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan
  • I was nursed in a poorhouse and brought up in a hut on the Campagna.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • The vast featureless Campagna is instinct with "passion," and its "peace with joy."

    Robert Browning C. H. Herford
  • He thought of their joyous day on the Campagna, and then of the unalloyed hours before them.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • Upon turning round, the melancholy waste of the Campagna met my eyes, and I wished to go home, but had scarcely the power.

  • I see it all; and you 're to take moonlight rides with her over the Campagna.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • On an easel was a painting, to be called The King of the Campagna; all that was apparent was the head and horns of the king.

  • The Campagna has often been called a garden of wild-flowers.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for Campagna

campagna

/kæmˈpɑːnjə/
noun
1.
another word for champaign (sense 1)

Campagna

/kæmˈpɑːnjə/
noun
1.
a low-lying plain surrounding Rome, Italy: once fertile, it deteriorated to malarial marshes; but has since been reclaimed. Area: about 2000 sq km (800 sq miles) Also called Campagna di Roma (dɪ ˈrəʊmə)
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