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13:51 Dec 23, 2010
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Tourism & Travel
Italian term or phrase: Landrone
I am translating an audio guide for a tour of a Tuscan town. This passage is headed 'Il Landrone' (never again mentioned in the text). The first paragraph reads

"Il suggestivo passaggio coperto che collega via xxx con via yyy, lungo quello che un tempo fu il perimetro murario del zzz, offre una splendida veduta sul territorio intorno a aaaaaa"

I am wondering whether a landrone is a local/archaic word for an alley or walkway, or whether like an 'androne', it is part of a building. As it goes along the 'perimetro murario' I would guess a covered passageway, but have never heard the word before.

Any help much appreciated.
LorraineB
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:03
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4entrance hallScience451
4Entrance passageway
Tom in London


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Entrance passageway


Explanation:
"il Landrone, corruzione vernacolare del termine l’androne"

Reference:

http://tinyurl.com/2e2llbg

Tom in London
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entrance hall


Explanation:
L'ANDRONE...

http://www.etimo.it/?term=landrone

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Note added at 3 hrs (2010-12-23 17:37:52 GMT)
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Italiano compatto - Dizionario della Lingua Italiana © 2010 Zanichelli editore:
androne
[an-dró-ne]
nome maschile

luogo di passaggio tra il portone di un palazzo e la scala o il cortile interno.






    Reference: http://www.wordreference.com/definizione/androne
    Reference: http://www.matrimonio.com/location-matrimoni/palazzo-borghes...
Science451
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