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Cortona

(kōrtō`nä), town (1991 pop. 22,598), Tuscany, central Italy. It is an agricultural and tourist center. One of the 12 important Etruscan cities, Cortona later (310 B.C.) united with Rome. The town passed to Florence in the early 15th cent. Landmarks include the Romanesque cathedral (remodeled during the Renaissance), the Palazzo Pretorio (13th cent.), and the Church of San Francesco (begun 1245). The Diocesan Museum contains paintings by Luca SignorelliSignorelli, Luca
, 1441?–1523, Italian painter of the Umbrian school, who probably studied with Piero della Francesca. He worked in Cortona, where some of his paintings have remained.
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 (who was born in Cortona), Fra AngelicoAngelico, Fra
, c.1400–1455, Florentine painter, b. Vicchio, Tuscany. He was variously named Guido (his baptismal name), or Guidolino, di Pietro; and Giovanni da Fiesole.
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Cortona

a town in central Italy, in Tuscany: Roman and Etruscan remains, 15th-century cathedral. Pop.: 22 048 (2001)
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uk UNDER PS780 SET in the heart of Tuscany between Montepulciano and Cortona, the Borgo Tre Rose is a medieval hilltop hamlet that has been lovingly transformed into a wonderful retreat.
Las impresiones de gramaticas en localidades como Cortona o Perugia, compuestas por autores "provincianos", reflejan, en opinion del autor, tanto la vitalidad de este mercado en la Italia del Quinientos, como muestran la existencia de otras vias de expansion local del humanismo pedagogico, cuyo exito habitualmente ligamos a Erasmo de Rotterdam o a Aldo Manuzio, protagonistas de estrategias editoriales de caracter internacional.
Margaret of Cortona for the Year Ending 31 March 1946 (copy in NAI, DH B135/22).
The excellent first half was taken up by a series of Lauda, originally a type of medieval and Renaissance song which Bryars has based on a manuscript collection that originated in 13th century Cortona, a town in Tuscany.
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These comments aside, the collection's closing texts, Daniel Bornstein's translations of Cortona church inventories, are beautifully placed and function as a metaphor for the entire work: it is a summation of the very 'stuff' of medieval Italian life.
lt;i>La Signora</i> toasts thick slices of Tuscan bread, peels the delicate, papery skin off garlic cloves and rubs this pure essence onto <i>il pane</i>, topping it off with semi-soft Pecorino cheese, a gift from the hillside sheep, and a thin slice of tomato that an hour ago was sunning on this Cortona countryside.