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[vahl-lawm-braw-zah] /ˌvɑl lɔmˈbrɔ zɑ/
a resort in central Italy, near Florence: famous abbey. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had it from the Abbot of Vallombrosa, to whom the hermit had communicated it.

  • Autumnal leaves there are that strew the brooks, in Vallombrosa.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin
  • The literature of the Colonial South is like the leaves of Vallombrosa for multitude.

  • Do you remember that evening by the waterfall at Vallombrosa?

    Pietro Ghisleri F. (Francis) Marion Crawford
  • Would it please us to go to Fiesole for the day or to Vallombrosa?

    Italian Days and Ways

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
  • He died at Imola in 1302, and was buried in the garb of a monk of Vallombrosa.

  • It was a golden evening when he rode into the dells of Vallombrosa.

    The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier
  • Then, with the swiftness of the south, dusk enveloped the dells of Vallombrosa.

    The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier
  • I do not expect that we shall any of us forget Vallombrosa in a hurry!

    Alas! Rhoda Broughton
  • When I think of that drive to Vallombrosa, only ten days ago!

    Alas! Rhoda Broughton
British Dictionary definitions for Vallombrosa


/Italian vallomˈbroːsa/
a village and resort in central Italy, in Tuscany region: 11th-century Benedictine monastery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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