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Fiesole

[Italian fye-zaw-le] /Italian ˈfyɛ zɔ lɛ/
noun
1.
Giovanni da
[Italian jaw-vahn-nee dah] /Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni dɑ/ (Show IPA),
Angelico, Fra.
2.
a town in central Italy, near Florence: Etruscan and ancient Roman ruins; cathedral.
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  • We had luncheon with Mrs Fairburn, who has a villa on the Fiesole side.

    Passing By Maurice Baring
  • When this letter reached her she was at Fiesole with Vere in a villa which she had taken.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • The inhabitants of Fiesole are largely engaged in straw-plaiting.

  • The gates and the porter's lodge were at that end of the confines nearest Fiesole.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • The view from Fiesole seems vaster and richer with each visit.

    Italian Hours Henry James
  • How trifling now seemed the sacrifice she had made at Fiesole to which he kept on referring.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • Fra Giovanni Angelico, called da Fiesole from the place of his birth, occupies an entirely exceptional position.

  • And at Fiesole there will be nothing to recall me to his mind.

    Romola George Eliot
  • Now, a town must always, from a very early period, have existed upon the exact site of Fiesole.

    Science in Arcady Grant Allen
  • It sprang, undoubtedly, from Fiesole, at the foot of which it now lies.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for Fiesole

Fiesole1

/Italian ˈfiɛːzole/
noun
1.
a town in central Italy, in Tuscany near Florence: Etruscan and Roman remains. Pop: 14 085 (2001) Ancient name Faesulae (ˈfiːsʊliː)

Fiesole2

/Italian ˈfiɛːzole/
noun
1.
Giovanni da (dʒoˈvanni da) the monastic name of (Fra) Angelico
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