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CNY in Florence  春節でフィレンゼに行って来ます

March 22, 2016

For the past several years, my Chinese New Year holidays have been spent in Europe as a way of taking advantage of the low-season there and avoiding the high-season chaos in Asia.  This year was no different as I headed off to Florence, Italy – with a day trip by train to nearby Siena thrown in for good measure.

この数年、春節でヨーロッパに行って来ます。今年、同じです。イタリアのフィレンゼに行って来ました。シエナの日帰り旅行にも行ってきました。

I think that the only real downside to traveling Europe in February is the weather – mostly wet this year.  Even then, I prefer that to the crowds of tourists that would be swarming like mosquitoes during the summer break.  Not to mention the high temperatures.  May as well stay in Hong Kong for that.

ヨーロッパの二月天気は少しよくない。今年、ほとんど毎日雨が降った。それは残念ですけど夏の天はとても暑いです。夏でもツリストが多すぎます。そして雨の天気は大丈夫です。

Florence is a much smaller city than Rome, so that makes it very walk-able. As you can imagine, the central part and anywhere that has a major tourist attraction is going to be jam-packed.  Even during the low season of February I was surprised how busy the city was.  I can only guess at the craziness of summer.

ローマのほうがフィレンゼより大きいさ都市です。それでフィレンゼに散歩してことは簡単です。二月にも催し物は込んでいました。しかれば夏休み中に信じられない。

There are several must-see galleries and museums in the city.  Obviously the Galleria dell’Accadmia, with Michelangelo’s “David” is a huge draw but to be honest, not the most impressive of all that Florence has to offer.  The Uffizi gallery is marvelous.  There are so many exhibits that I decided to squeeze in a second visit.  The Bargello is fantastic for statuary, many done by masters.  The Palatine gallery and the Pitti gallery are certainly worth a look if you want to see the opulence of the Medici family.  I skipped the Boboli gardens primarily due to the time of year – not much to see in February.

たくさん大切な博物館やガラリーがあります。ウフィチガラリーやバーげーロガラリーは好きだった。実は、ウフィチガラリーは二回に行きました。ピッチがラリーも面白かったです。ボボリー庭に行かなかった。二月だったから。

Siena was pleasant once the weather improved.  When I arrived, it was hailing.  Thankfully that only lasted for about 30 minutes, but the wind that forced the closure of several high-level viewpoints lasted all day.

シエナも面白かったです。小さな都市ので日帰り旅行もいいと思いました。到着の時霰が降りました。びっくりした。三十分ほど降りました。後、晴れになったけど強風が吹いていた。変な天気ですね。

I could go on about Florence in more detail, but I suppose the photos will give a better idea.

じゃあ、それもいいでしょうね。本当にフィレンゼの旅行はおすすめです。たぶん写真は説き伏せられていますか。楽しんでください。

 

 

 

 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 22, 2016 7:44 pm

    I love Florence so much, apart from the art and architecture it has the best biscotti in Italy!

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    • March 22, 2016 8:00 pm

      It’s a great city. I have to say though, I don’t usually do the biscotti thing. Maybe I’m missing out?

      On 22 March 2016 at 19:44, Perogies, Sushi & Bubble Tea wrote:

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