Biancaneve in PisaLand

Italy is not especially well known for its arctic weather, so the idea of Firenze-in-the-Snows may seem a little far-fetched. And yet that’s what I walked into yesterday afternoon when I stopped in Florence, on my way back from Rome, for lunch with a friend. “Oh, this never happens,” he said, which is what everyone says….

This morning, there’s snow in Pisa. And of course, everyone says, even if some freakish accident of nature occasioned snow in Firenze, it would never snow in Pisa.

Corner of via Fucini (Pisa), 29 Dec 2005.

Corner of via Fucini (Pisa), 29 Dec 2005.

Borgo Stretto (Pisa). 29 Dec 2005.

Borgo Stretto (Pisa). 29 Dec 2005.

Borgo Stretto (Pisa), near Lo Sfizio.

Borgo Stretto (Pisa), near Lo Sfizio.

I do not, of course, exclude the possibility that hell has frozen over. I haven’t been out of doors for eighteen hours, and I have no actual intention of going out now. For all I know, that asteroid Bruce Willis kept talking about has landed somewhere and we’re in for eternal snows from here on out.

Views from terrazzo, via Fucini (Pisa), 29/12/2005

Views from terrazzo, via Fucini (Pisa), 29/12/2005

It’s not my idea of the best way to go.

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On the other hand, it can be kind of pretty.

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Posted on 29 December 2005, in Italy, Italian, Italians (in that order), Tales from the Road. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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