This so-called “Madonna of the Magnificat” was painted in Florence around 1485 by Sandro Botticelli and his team.
As the riots spread beyond Florence and Normandie, Townsend said, it seemed the natural order had gone unhinged.
Arthur Acton decided to go into business with a neighbor in Florence, Bernard Berenson.
Just as Florence and the Renaissance loosened the grip of the feudal lords and "focused on the worth of a human being," she said.
But the Mafia also took its revenge, setting off bombs in Rome, Florence and Milan that killed ten people.
She wanted to insist on Florence accompanying her at once to the Court.
No wonder Florence has a hard time of it; but isn't it wretched of me to gossip?
People do not live at Florence as they did in Rome and Athens.
I discovered that he came to Florence just as I was leaving it.
On the 31st of May 1850 he died at Florence in the palace of his friend.
fem. proper name, from Latin Florentia, fem. of Florentius, literally "blooming," from florens (genitive florentis), present participle of florere "to flower" (see flourish).
The c.1700 "Dictionary of the Canting Crew" defines Florence as a slang word for "a Wench that is touz'd and ruffled." This was also the Italian city name (Roman Colonia Florentia, "flowering colony," either literal or figurative), which became Old Italian Fiorenze, in modern Italian Firenze.
City in central Italy on the Arno River.
Note: Florence was the center of the Italian Renaissance from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, during which time the artistic and intellectual life of the city flourished. Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo were among the authors and artists who were born and were active there.
Note: It was dominated by the Medici family from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries.
Note: The city's many works of architecture include the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Pitti Palace, and the Uffizi.
Note: Florence is a tourist center known for its handicrafts.