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  • proper n. Geographical area at the foot of the Alps, in north-western Lombardy, northern Italy


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  • We were now in a region known as the Brianza, which is, it appears, a summer resort for the Milanese, who come to escape the hot weather of the plains, and find the breezes that blow up from the lakes -- breezes so celebrated for their health-giving qualities that nobody who lives in the Brianza can die under ninety.

    My Friend the Chauffeur

  • Milan, in an area known as Brianza, but would look more at home about 1,700 kilometers north, on the edge of a Swedish forest.

    NYT > Home Page

  • These gentlemen, Brianza, priest of Lucerna, and Captain Odetti, gave notice to the Vaudois.

    The Vaudois of Piedmont A Visit to their Valleys

  • Other similar lakes like Lake Varese and those nestling among the gentle slopes of the Brianza have won for this strip of Lombardy the name of "Garden of Italy".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Licentius has not yielded too much to metaphor in the verses wherein he recalls to Augustin "Departed suns among Italian mountain-heights," it is likely that the estate of Verecundus lay upon those first mountain-slopes which roll into the Brianza range.

    Saint Augustin

  • A day or two later he takes up the thread of his discourse again, and describes the pleasant day which the duchess spent at Cussago, one of Lodovico Sforza's favourite villas on the sunny slopes of the Brianza, six miles from

    Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497

  • There are two villages in the Brianza called Balzano and Cremella; the dispute between these grew so hot that each of them changed their bells three times, so as to try and be heard the loudest.

    Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino

  • 'Proof, general! would Odetti, would Brianza have warned us, were the danger not imminent?

    Elsie at Nantucket

  • Milan sent a force by land and water to subdue his rebel subject, while Alessandro Gonzaga marched upon his castles in the Brianza.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, First Series

  • Via Brianza offers a stylish stroll through specialty boutiques and world-class merchandise.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper


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