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 (fyĕ′zō-lā, -lĕ)
A town of central Italy. It is primarily a tourist center, with villas and gardens on a hill overlooking the Arno River and the city of Florence.
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(Italian ˈfiɛːzole)
(Placename) a town in central Italy, in Tuscany near Florence: Etruscan and Roman remains. Pop: 14 085 (2001). Ancient name: Faesulae


(Italian ˈfiɛːzole)
(Biography) Giovanni da the monastic name of (Fra) Angelico
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(ˈfyeɪ zə li)

1. Giovanni da, Angelico, Fra.
2. a town in central Italy, near Florence: Etruscan and ancient Roman ruins. 14,138.
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I think the hillsides that best love the rose, At Bellosguardo or at Fiesole, Throw no such blossoms on the lap of spring, Or if they do their blossoms droop and die.
"The first fine afternoon drive up to Fiesole, and round by Settignano, or something of that sort."
Significantly, in a manuscript of around 1765 by one of the resident monks, Filippo Tozzi of the Order of Servites, we read: 'Near this lunette is the holy water stoup, worked in white marble by Giacomo di Marco of Fiesole at the expense of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, whose arms are to be seen on its foot.
(13) According to the chronicler Giovanni Villani, the Florentine archbishop of Pisa and the bishops of Spoleto and Fiesole assisted Cingoli in recovering the relics.
for the so-called Fiesole Altarpiece with its wonderful predella panels (Fig.
Villa I Tatti: The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, 18.) Fiesole: Edizioni Cadmo, 2001.
Part of the argument for such an early date revolves around the assumption that Bicci di Lorenzo in a minor altarpiece in Empoli documented to 142-324 (a typo in the catalogue gives it as 142-334), imitated a dreary motif found in a hard-to-read x-ray of the Fiesole Altarpiece.
In 1405 he founded the Monastery of San Domenico in Fiesole. One of his enthusiastic pupils was Antoninus, the future archbishop of Florence, who remained his devoted disciple.
It focuses on the city centre, although there is an appendix of 'excursions' to Fiesole, Pisa and Siena, the last two too short to be much use.
3) in the Cathedral of Nantes, by Michel Colombe and Girola mo da Fiesole, and of the children of Charles VIII in the Cathedral of Tours of 1506 (fig.