Origin of FlorenceFrench from Classical Latin Florentia, literally , a blooming from florens, present participle of florere, to bloom from flos: see bloom
a feminine name: dim. Flo, Flossie; equiv. Ger. Florenz, It. Fiorenza, Sp. Florencia
commune in Tuscany, central Italy, on the Arno River: It. name Firenze
Origin of Florenceultimately from Classical Latin Florentia: see Florence
A city of central Italy on the Arno River east of Pisa. Originally an Etruscan settlement, then a Roman town, Florence was a powerful city-state under the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance, with a brilliant artistic flowering led by Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante Alighieri, and Raphael. Florence was the capital of newly unified Italy from 1865 to 1871, when the government was moved to Rome.x
- This happened six hundred years ago, in the city of Florence in Italy.
- He made his home with his elder brother Piero at Florence throughout the agitation of Savonarola and the invasion of Charles VIII.
- Thence it runs westward to Florence and through the gorge of Golfolina onwards to Empoli and Pisa, receiving various tributaries in its course, and falls into the sea 71 m.
- The Arno is navigable for barges as far as Florence; but it is liable to sudden floods, and brings down with it large quantities of earth and stones, so that it requires careful regulation.
- The Arno, which has its source in the Monte Falterona, one of the most elevated summits of the main chain of the Tuscan Apennines, flows nearly south till in the neighborhood of Arezzo it turns abruptly north-west, and pursues that course as far as Pontassieve, where it again makes a sudden bend to the west, and pursues a westerly course thence to the sea, passing through Florence and Pisa.