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signoria

(ˌsiːnjəˈriːə; ˌsiɲoˈria)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the government of an Italian city-state
signorial adj
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Nothing ever happens to me," she reflected, as she entered the Piazza Signoria and looked nonchalantly at its marvels, now fairly familiar to her.
The Gucci restaurant is sited behind the walls of the 14-century Palazzo della Mercanzia building, overlooking the city's most famous square, Piazza della Signoria.
The third and final theme of Niccolo Capponi's book comes in the form of an imagining of Leonardo da Vinci's state of mind while composing and producing his experimental mural on the wall of the Salone dei Cinquecento in the Palazzo della Signoria some sixty-five years later.
In 1504, he was asked to do a fresco for the Council Chamber of the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of the Florentine government.
This year, Swiss-born Urs Fischer--another artist whose work pays more than a passing nod to the Old Masters--takes over the Piazza della Signoria.
Se dice que, desde hace dos meses, la policia italiana recibio la orden de buscarlo, pero lo cierto es que nadie que se sepa perseguido y con una ficha roja de Interpol en su contra puede estar cenando a sus anchas en un restaurante en la Piazza della Signoria, en Florencia.
There are lots of places where you can watch how the people go on with their daily life, and the Piazza della Signoria is one of them.
The ceremony was followed by a Renaissance Show on the Piazza della Signoria in front of the Palazzo Vecchio.
The event in Florence took place in Piazza Signoria around 5pm: the model covered by a blanket arrived at the scene in a carriage and there she stripped to the amazement of locals and tourists alike.
Gucci's original classic suit, Signoria is the first suiting style developed by Giannini, and named after the historic Piazza del Signoria, where the Gucci museum is located.
In "Orcagna's Folly and Cellini's Pillow," his commentary on the bloodthirstiness of the famous sculptures overlooking Piazza della Signoria segues into the modern entropy of our human upper crust as it opposes the tough hoi polloi: "indeed, no woman (or man, for that matter) could pass / without the imminent threat of rape or some form of violence--/ celebrated in bronze and marble, // .
The coloured glass for the windows was a gift of the Signoria of Venice to the sultan.