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  • They filmed it at the Piazza Navona in Rome.
  • Robert Langdon dashed down the stairs outside the church and into the middle of the piazza.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He works on the next street over, between here and the piazza.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It’s such a small place you can’t miss them they’re in the last house in the last piazza….
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising

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  • Round the house was a wide piazza, where the mountain winds blew, sweet with all wood-scents.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • For my humor’s sake, I shall preserve the style in which I once narrated it at Lima, to a lounging circle of my Spanish friends, one saint’s eve, smoking upon the thick-gilt tiled piazza of the Golden Inn.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The piazza whereon it faced was empty save for an old man gathering cigarette butts with a spiked stick.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Sometimes he would complain of the heat of the tea room, and order his supper to be placed on a small table in the piazza.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • "And not only that," he said in a voice that both mocked and marveled, "you took him out and sat him down on the gallery, veranda-piazza-whatever they call it now’days-and introduced him to the quality!"
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • The parlor windows were closed and curtained, no picture of the pretty wife sewing on the piazza, in white, with a distracting little bow in her hair, or a bright-eyed hostess, smiling a shy welcome as she greeted her guest.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women

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  • From this piazza the wondering Ichabod entered the hall, which formed the centre of the mansion, and the place of usual residence.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Under this pretence he took Ramiro, and one morning caused him to be executed and left on the piazza at Cesena with the block and a bloody knife at his side.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • I am surprised when the herald blows his summons before some Tremont or Astor or Middlesex House, to see come creeping out over the piazza for all inhabitants a ridiculous mouse, which soon again slinks into some hole in the pavement.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Sometimes he was on the piazza, as now, sometimes at a second-floor window, and sometimes high up on the captain’s walk.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • At four o’clock on Sunday, less than two weeks before Thanksgiving, Mr. Clem held his drawing on the hotel piazza.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • I wanted one downstairs that opened on the piazza and had roses all over the window, and such pretty old-fashioned chintz hangings! but John would not hear of it.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • The lodge was his piazza, his pavement cafe.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • That’s what enabled Western man to spend decades building a Gothic cathedral or a Renaissance piazza.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Abigail St. Croix was waiting for me on the lower piazza.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • And our night in Piazza di Spagna when I touched your lips and imagined Fanny’s cheek against mine.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • There was a covered piazza behind it, furnished with a swing which was a source of tremulous interest; and beyond this was a long garden, sloping down to the stable and containing peach-trees of barely credible familiarity.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The table was perfect—shaded, with a view of the piazza’s central fountain, and heavy enough, we were sure, to secure an excitable hundred-pound Lab.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • He glanced up at the ship as if to get his bearings, then pointed across the piazza.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • There was a covered piazza behind it, furnished with a swing which was a source of tremulous interest; and beyond this was a long garden, sloping down to the stable and containing peach-trees of barely credible familiarity.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • A winding road with trees in clumps leads to the house, and all around the house it looks wild and rural as uncultivated nature…… You enter under a piazza into a hall and turning to the right hand ascend a staircase which lands you in another [hall] of equal dimensions of which I make a drawing room.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • She looked like so many of the pretty, seemingly aimless girls I’d seen slinking around Rome’s churches and piazzas.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Can you tell us where we can obtain a sight of the Piazza del Popolo?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I am going to breakfast with one of these fellows who is at the Piazza Hotel, in Covent Garden.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • While they were disputing on this important subject and waiting for Cunegonde, Candide saw a young Theatin friar in St. Mark’s Piazza, holding a girl on his arm.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Others crowded round the swinging doors of the coffee-house in the Piazza.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • But it gave them strength to drift into another Piazza, large and dusty, on the farther side of which rose a black-and-white facade of surpassing ugliness.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Wasn’t the Piazza San Marco famous for its pigeons?
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • When dressed at length, in the afternoon, he would issue forth to take a drive with nobody in the Park; and then would come back in order to dress again and go and dine with nobody at the Piazza Coffee-House.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Endless monuments and sculptures, the history of the Medici family, masterpieces by Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio, the Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Once through the iron kissing gate, and past the rhododendrons beneath the ha-ha, she crossed the open parkland—sold off to a local farmer to graze his cows on—and came up behind the fountain and its retaining wall and the half-scale reproduction of Bernini’s Triton in the Piazza Barberini in Rome.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • …Missouri thirty-five years ago and then came over here to Florence for his health and is still helping for exercise and board in Macaroni Vermicelli’s horse-feed shed, which is up the back alley as you turn around the corner out of the Piazza del Duomo just beyond the house where that stone that Dante used to sit on six hundred years ago is let into the wall when he let on to be watching them build Giotto’s campanile and yet always got tired looking as Beatrice passed along on…
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • The person dipped and circled like a bat in a square behind the Piazza San Marco.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Everywhere he looked, there were wide piazzas and traffic-clogged streets.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • I wonder yet, that he should mount his bank, Here in this nook, that has been wont t’appear In face of the Piazza!
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • Clara ran her eyes over everything and found it all quite lovely, just as she had politely approved of a sunset on the high seas, the Piazza San Marco, and her diamond jewelry.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • She drove at five o’clock to a high floor in a narrow street in the quarter of the Piazza Navona, and was admitted by the portress of the convent, a genial and obsequious person.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • There was Churchill Road starting at the railway station and making a steep rise to the Piazza, with a handful of cars and buses plying its slope.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They all saw him pass, unrobbed and unaided, through the archway into the big Piazza ind away into the sliding life of the streets, and then Mama brought her handkerchief up to her face like a little nosegay of tears.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Newman led his usual life, made acquaintances, took his ease in the galleries and churches, spent an unconscionable amount of time in strolling in the Piazza San Marco, bought a great many bad pictures, and for a fortnight enjoyed Venice grossly.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • At the close of the evening, when she rose to retire, Mr Dorrit took her by the hand as if he were going to lead her out into the Piazza of the people to walk a minuet by moonlight, and with great solemnity conducted her to the room door, where he raised her knuckles to his lips.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • " I recollected that that lunatic Basteshaw had spoken of this Ghiberti and so I followed the man’s directions to the Piazza del Duomo.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I do not laugh at your oaths nor jeer you;) The President holding a cabinet council is surrounded by the great Secretaries, On the piazza walk three matrons stately and friendly with twined arms, The crew of the fish-smack pack repeated layers of halibut in the hold, The Missourian crosses the plains toting his wares and his cattle, As the fare-collector goes through the train he gives notice by the jingling of loose change, The floor-men are laying the floor, the tinners are tinning…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Incredibly, though, not even a citadel of this magnitude could dwarf the piazza before it.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I haven’t seen a naked piazza in ten years.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The dark ribbon you see is the Tiber cutting through the light, and those white flakes, like mica, are the large piazze.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
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