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  • A river of central Italy rising in the northern Apennines and flowing about 241 km (150 mi) to the Ligurian Sea. Flooding of the Arno has caused severe damage to art treasures in Florence.

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  • proper n. A river in Tuscany that flows through Pisa and Florence.

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  • n. a river in central Italy rising in the Apennines and flowing through Florence and Pisa to the Ligurian Sea


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  • Arno is shorter and less featured and framed than the Florentine, but it has the fine accent of a marked curve and is quite as bravely Tuscan; witness the type of river-fronting palace which, in half-a-dozen massive specimens, the last word of the anciently

    Italian Hours

  • In Pisa, at such an hour, the Arno is the emblem of Despair.


  • I received the Prato gate and the little one of Arno, which is on the way to the mills.


  • North of the Arno was a wide tract of marshland, which had to be crossed before the Apennine mountains could be reached.

    The Red Book of Heroes

  • Will you still contradict me if I maintain -- the Arno is a shallow, narrow stream, just fit to sail a boy's bark-boat.

    The Burgomaster's Wife — Volume 03

  • Angelo's house, with his pictures, clothes, and painting implements, just as he left it three centuries ago; on the south side of the Arno is the house of Galileo, and that of Machiavelli stands in an avenue near the Ducal Palace.

    Views a-foot

  • But still the Arno is a mountain stream, and liable to be tetchy and turbulent like all its kindred, and no doubt it often finds its borders of hewn stone not too far apart for its convenience.

    Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Complete

  • And in Florence, in the Church of the Romiti [5] (also belonging to the Order of Camaldoli), which, being in ruins together with the monastery, has to-day left no memory but the name to that quarter on the other side of the Arno, which is called Camaldoli from the name of that holy place, among other works, he painted a

    Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects Vol. 02 (of 10), Berna to Michelozzo Michelozzi

  • If the Nazis 'destruction of the bridges of the Arno is a "furious negation," the story of Florence's reclamation is its opposite.

    The Seattle Times

  • Between the Strozzi Palace and the Arno is the Piazza

    The South of France—East Half


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