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Cortona

[kawr-taw-nah] /kɔrˈtɔ nɑ/
noun
1.
Pietro da
[pye-traw dah] /ˈpyɛ trɔ dɑ/ (Show IPA),
(Pietro Berrettini) 1596–1669, Italian painter and architect.
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Examples from the Web for Cortona
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  • 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
  • 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
  • The campanile of this church is a picturesque feature of Cortona.

    Pictures in Umbria

    Katharine S. (Katharine Sarah) Macquoid
  • Cortona has through all ages lived on, but not much more than lived on.

    Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman
  • At Cortona we are glad that things Etruscan are undoubtedly uppermost.

    Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman
  • The hill of Perugia is better fitted for growth than the hill of Cortona.

    Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman
  • But Perugia is as far removed as Cortona from coming down into the plain.

    Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman
  • And, if the walls are less perfect than those of Cortona, they have something that Cortona has not.

    Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for Cortona

Cortona

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