from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of north-central Italy southwest of Ravenna. It is noted for its richly colored pottery, produced here since the 12th century. Population: 55,500.


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  • Developed by scientists at the Instituto di Scienza e Technologia dei Materiali Ceramici in Faenza, near Bologna, Italy, the wood-derived bone substitute promises to allow live bones to heal faster and more securely after a break than the metal and ceramic implants that are currently used.

    Wooden bones

  • After leaving his mother's village school he attended a church college in Faenza, then a teacher's institute and later on taught school.

    Mussolini and the New Italy

  • Another undulating stage is scheduled for Sunday, a 100-mile route from Forli to Faenza.

    Gerrans wins 14th stage; no change among leaders at Giro

  • The temperature soared above 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) all along the 161-kilometer (100-mile) route from Forli to Faenza.

    Bertagnolli wins 15th stage as Menchov retains lead in Giro

  • "The public needs to understand that the Scientologists are using this tragedy to recruit new members," Michael M. Faenza, President and CEO of National Mental Health Association, said at the time.


  • Countless turtle doves were found scattered in the streets, in flower beds and hanging tragically from trees "like Christmas balls" in the town of Faenza.

    Thousands Of Birds Found Dead In Italy

  • Both the local forest service and the WWF in Faenza have sent some of the dead birds for testing, though the results likely won't be available for at least a week.

    Thousands Of Birds Found Dead In Italy

  • The countless turtle doves were scattered about the town of Faenza, many with strange blue marks in their beaks that some officials suggested may have been signs of hypoxia.

    Italy's Dead Bird Mystery Solved?

  • An Italian association for bird protection said Saturday that over 700 dead birds have been picked up since Jan. 1 from the streets of Faenza, about 30 miles 50 kilometers southeast of Bologna.

    Hundreds Of Dead Birds Found In Italy

  • May 24 — Stage 15: Forli to Faenza, 161 kilometers (98.8 miles).

    2009 Giro d'Italia results


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