American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cortona, Pietro Berrettini da 1596-1669. Italian painter and architect best known for his fresco on the ceiling of the Barberini palace in Rome, The Allegory of Divine Providence and Barberini Power (1633-1639).
“My friends and I traveled there on our way to Bordeaux (from Italy, after a semester-long study abroad program in Cortona) and it was a lovely stop.”
“How have the people of Cortona reacted to your book?”
“In Cortona people say, "Neighbors know what you're going to do even before you do.”
“Edward and his wife, writer Frances Mayes, also part-time Cortona residents, are Alberto's neighbors.”
“Alberto lives in America and Italy where he keeps a part-time residence in Cortona.”
“To put the quality of his Spanish beef to the test, I purchased a T-bone from Mr. Cecchini and one from Claudio Lunghini, a third-generation butcher on the edge of Cortona, where Chianina cattle are said to have originated.”
“European inns like Cortona, Italy's Relais Il Falconiere and even California's own Post Ranch Inn. You could plan vacations for a lifetime with this list!”
“The Italian town of Cortona is all too familiar with what a book and a movie can do to a place; namely, Under the Tuscan Sun.”
“One September as I was traveling through the Cortona area, I noticed a huge sign announcing a (sagra degli gnocchi) a communal gnocchi festival.”
“The popular violinist André Rieu – the Dutch one with the flowing locks who once guest-starred in Neighbours – is in concert in the Piazza della Repubblica in Cortona.”
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