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Definition architecture:  Italian term for a plaza (large open square created or defined by several buildings forming a perimeter enclosure)
  • They filmed it at the Piazza Navona in Rome.
piazza = Italian term for a plaza (large open square created or defined by several buildings forming a perimeter enclosure)
  • He works on the next street over, between here and the piazza.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • piazza = Italian for a plaza
  • Robert Langdon dashed down the stairs outside the church and into the middle of the piazza.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • piazza = architecture:  Italian term for a plaza (large open square created or defined by several buildings forming a perimeter enclosure)
  • " 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
  • Wasn't the Piazza San Marco famous for its pigeons?
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • And our night in Piazza di Spagna when I touched your lips and imagined Fanny's cheek against mine.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • 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
  • 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
  • The person dipped and circled like a bat in a square behind the Piazza San Marco.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • 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
  • Everywhere he looked, there were wide piazzas and traffic-clogged streets.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • 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
  • The lodge was his piazza, his pavement cafe.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • I am going to breakfast with one of these fellows who is at the Piazza Hotel, in Covent Garden.'
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Others crowded round the swinging doors of the coffee-house in the Piazza.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • 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
  • Round the house was a wide piazza, where the mountain winds blew, sweet with all wood-scents.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Can you tell us where we can obtain a sight of the Piazza del Popolo?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • That's what enabled Western man to spend decades building a Gothic cathedral or a Renaissance piazza.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • 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

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