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    Holy Trinity Ice Cream

    November 9, 2014 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    A recommendation from our guide led us to the Gusta Pizzaria and afterwards to the Santa Trinita Ice Cream Store. It got this name because it is located just at the western end of the Santa Trinita Bridge. We arrived too early. Pizza wasn't served until precisely 7:00 pm. Even so there was already a long line along the street. At the stroke of seven the doors opened, we ordered our pizza, and we sat at one of the few perches available in the store. We left the store as soon as we finished eating to allow others still waiting to have our seat. We wandered around a few blocks and found a wonderful street market, then happened upon the Pizzi Palace. Though it was closed for the night, it still is an impressive structure at night with all the lights shining on them. We made our way to the Holy Trinity Ice Cream shop where they had at least thirty flavors of gelato that I had never heard of. I got a chocolate nugat gelato that tasted like a Snickers candy bar. It was all delicious. Again, to avoid crowding, we took our ice cream out onto the Santa Trinita Bridge and had a ball eating there in beautiful, historic Venice out on our own. We saw the lighted Ponte Vecchio behind us, then strolled back to our hotel, stopping to wander through several old palaces that have been renovated to contain malls, offices, or meeting venues.Read more