American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region of north-central Italy. It was the center of Byzantine influence in Italy and later came under papal rule. The region now forms part of Emilia-Romagna.
“In the comment on Canto XXIX. of the "Inferno," which is full of historic and biographic material of great interest, but throughout defaced by the license of the translator, occurs a passage in regard to the Romagna, which is curious not only as exhibiting the former condition of that beautiful and long-suffering portion of Italy, but also as applying to its recent state and its modern grievances.”
“Cesare Borgia may have been something of a wolf; but you are not to suppose that the Romagna was a fold of lambs.”
“The Romagna was the hotbed of the Carbonari; all his friends belonged to the Society, and it must always be held probable that he belonged to it also.”
“Those grapes are Sangiovese, famous in Tuscan Chianti but also native to the town’s region of Emilia-Romagna, which is known for its rich cuisine (Bologna is the capital).”
“Despite its traditional image, the Emilia Romagna-based Pollini is bidding to be a new magnet for foreign talent.”
“As if to underline a pioneering spirit, Kirkwood has not simply swapped the bright lights of Milan for London but has settled in the small town of Santarcangelo di Romagna, near Pollini's HQ.”
“In The Prince, Machiavelli tells how Borgia appointed a notorious thug to impose order in the Romagna and then, when the reforms were done and the officer threatened to poison his own popularity, arranged for this man to be found one morning on a piazza, with a bloody knife beside him.”
“Trade representatives such as those who market the wines of Rioja, or Emilia-Romagna, or CIVB, or Wines of South Africa, all have varying degrees of effectiveness.”
“Mr. Viola is currently CEO of Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna Scarl , a post he has held since the autumn of 2008.”
“And the list goes on and on: in Emilia Romagna, there's the Lambrusco grape; in Umbria, it's the fruity yet slightly bitter red grape Sagrantino; and in Sicily, the Frappato grape is juicy and bright with a tiny bitter note.”
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