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by e_rioblanco

Tuscany diary Part2: トスカーナ観光 ピエンザ前編

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Pienza, Italy,
ピエンザ、イタリアにて。

Part I: 前編

The main reason of this trip to Tuscany was to attend Sharon and Mike's wedding, and I didn't therefore do a lot of sightseeing. The only palce I visited (and explored) was Pienza, which is only 20 mins drive from the villa I stayed. It's a small village on the top of the hill of Tuscany.
今回の旅の目的は友達の結婚式。なので観光らしい観光はほとんどしなかった。その中で唯一観光したといえるのが、ピエンザ。滞在していたヴィラから車で20分の、小高い丘の上にある小さな村がピエンザです。

Pienza is very small but very pretty. Lots of narrow streets (photo above) where cars cannot come in, and these streets looked soooo Italian, well, at least to me :) Pienza reminded me of one of the TV commercials where this small car (I think it was Renault) was driving around the narrow streets. Every houses and buildings have intricated carving or design on their entrance doors and windows.
小さいけどとってもかわいい村で、車がはいれないイタリア独特の細い路地(写真上)がたくさんあって、どの家も入り口の扉と窓の鉄格子の細工がとてもかわいい。ある車のCMを思い出してしまうような風景の中を探索。

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Pienza is know as its cheese, and there are quite a few cheese shops in the centre. Oh god, this cheese! Appearance can be deceptive, people say, but for this cheese, never! Appearance tells everything. It looks grouse and it smells horrifyingly strong!!! Even friends who like cheese thought that it smelled quite strong. It's very different from French cheese. I was crying out, "I need a nose-piece to block the smell, not an ear-piece!!" The smell was so strong that you could even smell it from the top of the street to the bottom, as far as the street goes!!! Believe me, the smell was that bad.
ピエンザはチーズで知られている村らしく、チーズ屋さんがたくさん。このチーズ、みかけもえぐいけど、匂いがなにより強烈。チーズ好きな人ですら一瞬ひいてしまうくらいの匂い。耳栓じゃなくて鼻栓がほしい~と叫びながらがんばって歩きました(笑)。だって、歩いても歩いても道の上のほうからずうっと匂いがついてくるんだもん!

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It was a hot day. Where we were walking was a kind of a hill looking down the great scenery of Tuscany. Beautiful place. It was too hot, and I felt dizzy and was trying to find a shade. I started to lose interest in admiring the view. At that moment, I couldn't care less how picturesque the scenery was! I had to get away from the sun....
とてもお天気がよくて暑さにくらくら。村の外枠のような道を発見。丘の上から見える景色はとってもきれいで、いつまでものんびり眺めていたいと思わせる。でも、この暑さの中、そんなことは言ってられない。お天道様の光がつらくてとてもじゃないけどじっとしていられなかった(苦笑)。

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We went into this Duomo (photo: right) in the middle of the village. I wondered if the wall paintings in the Duomo were original. I couldn't tell. I wanted to take a photo of the paintings, but decided not to, as I've heard that people here are quite strict about taking photos in churches. However, I couldn't resist taking a photo of the ceiling (photo: bottom).

村の中央にある小さなDuomo(写真右)の中をのぞいてみることに。本当は内壁(オリジナルだろうと思わせる壁画がところどころ残っていた)を写真にとりたかったけど、教会なのでちょっとためらい、撮らずじまい。でも、天井(写真一番下)だけとらせてもらうことに。

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I noticed that there were two booths by the entrance door, and I wondered what they were. I asked Ruth what they were for, and she told me that they were where people come and confess their sins. I don't think I've never seen the booths like them before. I was so impressed with this fine craftmanship of the panels (photo: right). There were 4 panels in the Duomo, and each of them are designed differently. There was also great work on the floor panels. I've decided not to take a photo, as most of them looked already badly weathered.
入り口の扉付近にあった2つのブースがとても気になる。なんだろう?一緒にいったルースに聞いたところ、懺悔ボックスだと教えてくれた。信者が告白するパネルの細工の細かさ(写真右)に感激して、一枚だけ写真をとらせてもらった。1つのブースに2箇所、告白できる窓があるので、2ブースだから合計4つのパネル。4つそれぞれ全て違うデザインだった。床もあちらこちらに彫り物がみられたけど、長年の風化からか、石がけずれて形がぼやけているので写真にはとらないことにしました。

To be continued.... (The next part is about a pizzaria in Pienza.) xxx
後編、ピッツェリアへ♪ xxx
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by e_rioblanco | 2006-09-19 18:45 | travel