Definition of dogana in English:

dogana

noun

historical
  • A custom house in Italy.

    • ‘He found himself competing with the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation – which owns the famous museum nearby – to acquire the abandoned Dogana.’
    • ‘Up until recently, it wasn't this bad (with EVERYTHING now seemingly going through the dogana) and one could happily receive at least certain things without having to pay.’
    • ‘Imports by land into Rome were processed through the dogana next to Sant'Eustachio.’
    • ‘The Dogana at Foggia was intended to regulate the transference of large flocks of sheep from the Abruzzi mountains to set pasture lands on the Adriatic plains.’
    • ‘We had some trouble in getting our luggage through the dogana.’

Origin

Italian, from Arabic dīwān (compare with divan).

Pronunciation

dogana

/də(ʊ)ˈɡɑːnə/