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Flor·ence

 (flôr′əns, flŏr′-) also Fi·ren·ze (fē-rĕn′dzĕ)
A city of central Italy on the Arno River east of Pisa. Originally an Etruscan settlement, then a Roman town, Florence was a powerful city-state under the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance, with a brilliant artistic flowering led by Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante Alighieri, and Raphael. Florence was the capital of newly unified Italy from 1865 to 1871, when the government was moved to Rome.

Florence

(ˈflɒrəns)
n
(Placename) a city in central Italy, on the River Arno in Tuscany: became an independent republic in the 14th century; under Austrian and other rule intermittently from 1737 to 1859; capital of Italy 1865–70. It was the major cultural and artistic centre of the Renaissance and is still one of the world's chief art centres. Pop: 356 118 (2001). Ancient name: Florentia Italian name: Firenze

Flor•ence

(ˈflɔr əns, ˈflɒr-)

n.
a city in Tuscany, in central Italy, on the Arno River. 421,299. Italian, Firenze.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Florence - a city in central Italy on the ArnoFlorence - a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries
Toscana, Tuscany - a region in central Italy
Florentine - a native or resident of Florence, Italy
2.Florence - a town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center
Palmetto State, SC, South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
Translations
Firenze
Firenze
Florencja

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[ˈflɒrəns] NFlorencia f

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Demetrius Chalcondyles, Florence, 1488 (with the "Epigrams" and the "Battle of the Frogs and Mice" in the "ed.
It makes a body ooze sarcasm at every pore, to go about Rome and Florence and see what this last generation has been doing with the statues.
At the door of the Uffizzi, in Florence, one is confronted by statues of a man and a woman, noseless, battered, black with accumulated grime--they hardly suggest human beings-- yet these ridiculous creatures have been thoughtfully and conscientiously fig-leaved by this fastidious generation.
My dear florence," he asked, "where are the others?
And there are some risks, my dear Florence, which are worth every drop of blood in a man's body, and every breath of life.
His widowed sister, having friends at Florence whom she was anxious to see, readily accompanied him.
Or, if passengers desire to visit Parma (famous for Correggio's frescoes) and Bologna, they can by rail go on to Florence, and rejoin the steamer at Leghorn, thus spending about three weeks amid the cities most famous for art in Italy.
From Genoa the run to Leghorn will be made along the coast in one night, and time appropriated to this point in which to visit Florence, its palaces and galleries; Pisa, its cathedral and "Leaning Tower," and Lucca and its baths, and Roman amphitheater; Florence, the most remote, being distant by rail about sixty miles.
He was also a good deal in debt: it was difficult to live in London like a gentleman on three hundred a year; and his heart yearned for the Venice and Florence which John Ruskin had so magically described.
Cosmus, duke of Florence, had a desperate saying against perfidious or neglecting friends, as if those wrongs were unpardonable; You shall read (saith he) that we are commanded to forgive our enemies; but you never read, that we are commanded to forgive our friends.
The action takes place at Florence in the early sixteenth century.
It was pleasant to wake up in Florence, to open the eyes upon a bright bare room, with a floor of red tiles which look clean though they are not; with a painted ceiling whereon pink griffins and blue amorini sport in a forest of yellow violins and bassoons.