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Cortona

[kawr-taw-nah]
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noun
  1. Pie·tro da [pye-traw dah] /ˈpyɛ trɔ dɑ/, Pietro Berrettini, 1596–1669, Italian painter and architect.
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Examples from the Web for cortona

Historical Examples

  • Cortona, Volterra, Fiesole, and other towns exhibit instances of this walling.

    Architecture

    Thomas Roger Smith

  • Cortona seems desperately poor, and the beggars are intolerable.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • The campanile of this church is a picturesque feature of Cortona.

    Pictures in Umbria

    Katharine S. (Katharine Sarah) Macquoid

  • If Perugia had seemed ancient, Cortona appeared antediluvian.

    Pictures in Umbria

    Katharine S. (Katharine Sarah) Macquoid

  • Luca was born at Cortona, and was a pupil of Piero della Francesca.

    Pictures in Umbria

    Katharine S. (Katharine Sarah) Macquoid


British Dictionary definitions for cortona

Cortona

noun
  1. a town in central Italy, in Tuscany: Roman and Etruscan remains, 15th-century cathedral. Pop: 22 048 (2001)
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