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Not fluent in Italian? Not a problem

Have you ever tried to navigate in a new city where you do not speak the local language? We know wayfinding – even digital GIS wayfinding – can sometimes pose many of the same challenges.

Here you will find everything you need to make sense of the terms and phrases you will encounter in DECIMA. The following glossaries highlight key terms, concepts, and place names to assist you as you begin using the mapping tool. Look up English translations for common property and occupational titles, compare street and landmark names have may changed since the 16th century, and learn the basics of the Florentine monetary system.

These glossaries were compiled from the Grande Dizionario della Lingua Italiana (GDLI), ed. Salvatore Battaglia (Turin: Unione Tipografico-Editrice Torinese, 1961-2002).

This project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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