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Cortona

[ kawr-taw-nah ]
/ kɔrˈtɔ nɑ /
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noun

Pie·tro da [pye-traw dah], /ˈpyɛ trɔ dɑ/, Pietro Berrettini, 1596–1669, Italian painter and architect.

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Cortona
/ (kɔːˈtəʊnə, Italian kɔrˈtona) /

noun

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