Ponte vecchio, gelato, panino and Michelangelo !
I went toward Ponte Vecchio for jelato after viewing Giotto’s Campanile.
But somehow the more I walked, the less tourists along the street.
I was anxious. And I understood.
I took wrong way.
So, I asked a woman who walked with her dog the way to the Ponte Vecchio.
She said it’s opposite direction and showed me to the way in detail.
Thanks to kindly lady, I could find Ponte Vecchio in safe (Though I took so much time)
View of Ponte Vecchio from Ponte Saint Trinita
There were much souvenir shops along Ponte Vecchio.
Recentely because of deflation in Japan, I feel everything is expensive in another countries 😛
And also I could find my target jelato shop 🙂
I couldn’t choose one from so many flavors and asked the lady what is her recommendation. She answered “everything”… !
So, anyway, I chose bright color “Fragora” and my delight “Tiramisu”
Both of flavors were delicious.
As a whole, everyone was kind to me in Italy.
I was very anxious that I heard Italy have high crime rate like pickpocket in advance. But everything was safe at least during my trip.
On my way to lunch spot, I found Dante’s house by chance.
Truthfully speaking, at first, I searched for this house. But I couldn’t find and I gave up.
My target lunch spot was here. I bought panino at this shop.
All’ Antico Vinaio
I found this shop on Trip Advisor. I wanted to have lunch at restaurant if I had time, but I lost much time because I lost my way.
I have poor eyesight and I couldn’t see menus clearly. I had no idea what to do in front of the case that have a variety of ingredients.
The man said to me, “Do you have no idea ? I’ll make you special one !”. So I left everything to him !
Maybe visitors can order some ingredients and they cook one panino properly.
Huge panino ! The size of it was about the same as my face ! as 5 euro sharp !
I ate it at chair outside the shop. Certainly, it was delicious !
The ham, meat and sauce ! Everything was good !
But I left about half of it because it was too big for me all the same.
And I entered the shop again and got a bag to go. I brought it to my hotel. Yes, the leftover was my night meal !
This made me entirely full and I was still full next morning. So I couldn’t eat breakfast much.。
After that I went toward Piazzale Michelangelo with a light heart !
I hadn’t thought that there was such a long uphill road 🙁 I regretted strongly on the way.
But it was well worth trouble !
This fine view welcomed me !
Overwhelming presence, Michelangelo viewing mountains !
After that I bought something at supermarket as souvenir and went back to our appointed place.
We went toward Rome by bus.
But ! The driver dropped in at Piazzale Michelangelo for us ! Oh my !
Everyone might not know I felt disappointed a little.
But darker view was good, too.
We arrived at our hotel in Rome late at night.
Ibis Roma Fiera
My room was like training room or apartment.
Umm. I heard this desk said to me “Lets study harder here !” 😛
About Ibis Roma Fiera
Address / Via Arturo Mercanti 63, 00148 Rome, Italy
Twin room / 58 euro or so
Reservation / Booking.com, Hotels.com, agoda.com, Expedia
Website / http://www.ibis.com/it/hotel-5562-ibis-roma-fiera/index.shtml(Various languages)