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11:43 Jan 14, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
Italian term or phrase: cortivo
This is a description of a "villa Veneta". In my searches on the web, "cortivi" seem to be a common element in ville venete, but I can't seem to find a description of what they might be. My text doesn't help much, but here it is anyway:

"L’edificio attuale è il risultato di ampliamenti avvenuti nel corso dell’Ottocento. La villa venne eretta probabilmente nei primi decenni del ‘600 dai Costanzo, con lo scopo di controllare le loro proprietà (oltre 50 campi, con il Palazzo Dominicale, la Barchessa, la Chiesa, il Cortivo e l’Orto)."

Can anyone help me?
Kimberly De Haan
Italy
Local time: 19:29
English translation:courtyard
Explanation:
"Cortivo" is the dialect term for "cortile", i.e. you can translate with "courtyard", I think.
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sonia parpi
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courtyard


Explanation:
"Cortivo" is the dialect term for "cortile", i.e. you can translate with "courtyard", I think.

sonia parpi
Local time: 19:29
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4
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Asker: That's great. Thanks for being so quick!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Desila: http://books.google.com/books?id=CQcrAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA57&lpg=PA...
3 mins

agree  Gian: sì, si tratta di uno spiazzo, di un cortile ("...scorci scenografici che cambiano ora che si imbocchi un vicolo, o che infilato un "volto" si esca su uno spiazzo "cortivo" per essere inondati da cascate di verde..)
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