from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A town of central Italy. It is primarily a tourist center, with villas and gardens on a hill overlooking the Arno River and the city of Florence.
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  • Summer 1990 — a very extended lunch at a garden restaurant in Fiesole — overlooking the Tuscan hills.

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  • The view from the dining room is right up there with the terrace of the Villa San Michele in Fiesole or the restaurant at Le Sireneuse in Positano.

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  • He is often, but not accurately, termed simply "Fiesole," which is merely the name of the town where he first took the vows; more often Fra Angelico.

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  • And don't forget Fiesole which is a short bus hop from Florence.

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  • Four miles from the center of Florence, Il Salviatino is set among 12 acres of gardens on a winding lane that leads up to the lovely hill town of Fiesole.

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  • The construction noise had made him irritable, and a nanny had taken him to visit his grandparents at their villa in nearby Fiesole several hours before the tragedy.

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  • I bought her a house in Fiesole, and I installed her there as my mistress, where she is to this day.

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  • He had begged Lorenzo to come to Fiesole, promising to explain once they were both in the house there together and away from the gossips in Florence.

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  • And while Lorenzo had also hoped to find a way to get Colombina out to Fiesole for a day, he had not been successful in that venture.

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  • The doctor from Fiesole arrived as Giuliano completed his revelation.

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