Italy 2015 (11/14) : To Ponte vecchio in Florence

Cooking, Osteria All Antico Vinaio, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015) ITALY
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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

Appearance, Ponte Vecchio, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)
View from this side, Ponte Vecchio, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)
Appearance, Ponte Vecchio closer, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)

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 🙂

Gelateria Santa Trinita

Appearance, Saint Trinita, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)

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”

Jelato, Saint Trinita, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)

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.

Appearance, Dante's home, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)

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.

Appearance, Osteria All Antico Vinaio, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)
Cooking, Osteria All Antico Vinaio, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)

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.

Excellent panino, Osteria All Antico Vinaio, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)
肉もソースもおいしー(*´д`*) けど、これ顔くらいの大きさで食べきれず、袋を貰ってお持ち帰り(夕飯になりました)

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 !

View of Duomo, Piazzale Michelangelo, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)
View of hill, Piazzale Michelangelo, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)

Ponte Vecchio

View of vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)

Overwhelming presence, Michelangelo viewing mountains !

Michelangelo, Piazzale Michelangelo, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)

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, Ibis Roma Fiera, Firenze (Trip to Italy 2015)

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 /,,, Expedia
Website / languages)

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  1. Yesim says:

    Hi! Hope you enjoyed your journey. I am from Istanbul/ Turkey. I love Italy as well. Last week we were in Japan with my friend and it was great!! while shopping in a store we bought lots of japanese cosmetics, also we bought Shiseido-Sinoadore jelly circuit (thinking it was for skincare). I searched on the internet and it looks like a drink! and everything is Japanese. then found your website! please help us, how to use it and how much to use it etc. we have 6 pack! 🙂
    Thanks a lot

    • Ryoko says:

      Hi, Welcome to my blog.
      The jelly you have bought is Shinoadore circulist ?
      As you think, it is drinkable loose jelly.
      I have drunk this jelly ever 🙂
      Open the cap and suck from there directly.

      Shiseido says drinking one portion everyday is effective for your skin. Enjoy it 🙂

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