10 Jul Italy 2011 – Parte II: Firenze (2)
As I mentioned in the previous blog post…. after walking up 400 steps in that pair of high wedges and 2 hours in the Uffizi and sometimes strolling up and down the streets of Firenze, my feet couldn’t take it anymore!!!! Lucky me, the hotel is like 10′ walk away so all I had to do was to head back and get changed into flat shoes ….
Walking through the courtyard of the Uffizi is like having a date with history, Cosimo de’ Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Fillipo Brunelleschi, Gallieo Gallilei, Dante Alighieri, just to name a few figures whose statues are present.
The of course, it would be unthinkable for 2 shoeaholics to miss the Ferragamo museums at Palazzo Spini Feroni, where also stands its global flagship store. This one is larger than any Ferragamo store we had set foot in.
The museum was awesome!!! Again, camera was not allowed so we couldn’t take any pictures there!! But please please please visit when you’re in Florence!!!
Dinner was such an experience…the first restaurant on our list is not open on a Wednesday and we did not realise that until we got there, then the one after that opened half an hour after the time we reached, and our stomachs could not bear the wait. After these disappointments, at least the 3rd one on our recommended list was open, and we dove straight into Trattoria Borgo Antico.
It was a summer trip in Florence, so of course you would expect…GELATO day after day. To be honest, Florence seems to be a place where you will find it hard looking for bad gelato, so even a random shot a random shop is unlikely to disappoint. Within that city of gelato, Vivoli is considered by many the pinnacle of the Florentine Gelateria, so it is of course on our must-see (and must-eat) list.
Do pay a visit when you are in Florence if you are an ice cream lover, and if you walk away honestly disappointed with how the gelato is, Viet said he would be happy to foot that ice cream bill.
To be continued…
Shorts: My mom’s