Fiesole

Fiesole

[Italian fye-zaw-le]
noun
1.
Giovanni da [Italian jaw-vahn-nee dah] , Angelico, Fra.
2.
a town in central Italy, near Florence: Etruscan and ancient Roman ruins; cathedral.
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Fiesole1 (Italian ˈfiɛːzole)
 
n
Ancient name: Faesulae a town in central Italy, in Tuscany near Florence: Etruscan and Roman remains. Pop: 14 085 (2001)

Fiesole2 (Italian ˈfiɛːzole)
 
n
Giovanni da (dʒoˈvanni da) the monastic name of (Fra): Angelico

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fiesole

town and episcopal see of Florence provincia, Tuscany regione, north-central Italy. It is situated on a hill overlooking the Arno and Mugnone valleys just northeast of Florence. A chief city of the Etruscan confederacy, it probably dates from the 9th-8th century BC, but its first record (as Faesulae) is in 283 BC, when it was conquered by the Romans. In 80 BC it was occupied by the forces of the dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla, and a splendid town sprang up, which was conquered by barbarians in AD 405. It later declined and was superseded by Florence

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