They were in a room of the Palazzo Udeschini, at Rome—a reception room, on the piano nobile.
It was the story which is called by Italians the piano nobile, or noble floor.
Below, the piano nobile was rented by the proprietor of a great wine industry.
The third stage is, however, the piano nobile, all the windows having deep traceried heads and large balconies.
The family must have occupied the piano nobile and let off the floors they did not require.
He "marshalled us the way that we should go," by leading us down a steep flight of steps, which landed us on the piano nobile.
The carved string-course above and the Gothic windows of the piano nobile are also remains of the earlier building.
Nobody who did not belong to "the society" of the town could in any way show his intruding face in the "piano nobile."
I asked about our old apartment (piano nobile—first floor); she said it was always let—generally to foreigners.
You were crossing the garden—you were bending over the sun-dial—and I spied upon you from a window of the piano nobile.