Fiesole


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Fiesole

(fyā`zōlā), town (1991 pop. 15,096), Tuscany, central Italy. The villas and gardens of this tourist center are beautifully situated on a hill overlooking the Arno valley and the city of Florence. An ancient Etruscan town called Faesulae, it was enriched with fine buildings by the Romans. In 63 B.C. the town served as the headquarters of Catiline, the Roman statesman and conspirator. Of note in Fiesole are a well-preserved Roman theater (c.80 B.C.); the ruins of Roman baths; a Romanesque cathedral (11th cent.), with works by the sculptor Mino da Fiesole; and a Franciscan church and convent (on the site of the Roman acropolis). On the lower slopes of the hill is the Church of San Domenico di Fiesole, which has paintings by Fra Angelico.

Fiesole

a town in central Italy, in Tuscany near Florence: Etruscan and Roman remains. Pop.: 14 085 (2001)
References in periodicals archive ?
Furthermore, the importance of Fiesole as summer resort and Florence as New Jerusalem for the patron is underscored, which indicates a broader socio-political understanding of these elements beyond being mere topographical references.
Paul Desjardins hablaba en el fin de siglo de un retour a Fiesole, y en efecto la cita era en el Monasterio de San Domenico, a mitad de la ladera de Fiesole, donde el pintor monje paso veinte anos de su vida y donde se conservan obras suyas.
A son of Montjeu and out of a mare from the family of Derby hero High-Rise, Fiesole was never likely to be the most precocious of juveniles and did not make his racecourse debut until turning up on a Friday afternoon at Wolverhampton last month.
A son of Montjeu and out of a mare that is from the family of Derby hero High-Rise, Fiesole was never likely to be the most precocious of juveniles and did not make his racecourse debut until turning up on a Friday afternoon at Wolverhampton last month.
Set on a hillside in Fiesole, with views of the terracotta Duomo in Florence, the hotel has been meticulously restored to its former glory by the Pigozzo family.
6km circuit that includes further climbs at Fiesole and Via Salviati - neither significantly long but testing enough to rapidly shell any strugglers.
Caption: Far left: Richard Ginori's Fiesole and Italian Fruits patterns are among its top-sellers in the United States.
They begin on the Amalfi coast, before moving to Florence and Fiesole.
The contestants will visit the Amalfi Coast, Florence and Fiesole as they and put their weeks of experience into practice.
Later, he moved to San Domenico, near Fiesole (7-9).
Somerville, "SAGE White Paper on Discoverability in the Twenty-First Century: Collaboration Opportunities for Publishers, Vendors, and Librarians" (presentation, "Information Discovery: Examining Enabling Technologies and New Tools Preconference" at Fiesole 2012 Collection Development Retreat, Fiesole, Italy, April 12-14, 2012), http://www.
Me gustaria ver a nuestra especie con la benevolencia candida con que la vio Fray Angelico de Fiesole.