So what do I rave about the most to my family and friends when I came back from my Italy trip? It’s the Gelato I have tried in different cities. Those who traveled to Italy know that one of the must have is a gelato. Gelato is an Italian version ice cream made with milk, sugar and eggs combined with different type of flavoring. However, it does not contain any cream so it has a much lower butterfat. When my fiance and I was there we’ve made it a habit to have gelato in every cities (Florence, Rome and Naples). When we’re surrounded by great gelaterie everywhere, it’s so hard not to have it every day. So I say to myself why not take time to indulge in the Gelato Heaven?
So what is the best gelato in Italy since we had so much? I think the answer depends on what kinds of gelato or flavor you like. We tried at Giolitti, Blue ice, Caffe Ponte Vecchio and more. Italy has many cafes that sells great gelato and I’m sure you can’t wrong with that. Afterall it’s very popular heavenly dessert that all Italians and tourist love.
Gelato – A Sweet local Delicacy In Italy
Day 1: Arrived in Florence, The City of Renaissance
Day 2: Piazzale Michelangelo, Panoramic Views of Florence.
Florence for Foodies: Inside San Lorenzo Market
Pontassieve, A Medieval Village in The Heart of Tuscany.
(Sit-in and enjoying my gelato, Rome closed to Spanish Steps.)
(My fiance’s gelato, Rome closed to Spanish Steps.)
(You know those Eat, Pray and Love moment? I’m having those right now, Rome closed to Spanish Steps.)
(Left- Blue Ice gelato. Right Caffe Ponte Vecchio in Florence)
(Variety of flavors)
(Gelato at Caffe Ponte Vecchio in Florence)
(High quality and natural ingredients)
(Giolitti in Rome, packed with people)
(Last night in Florence and my fiance wanted another gelato)
(Getting gelato at Blue Ice)
Here are some of my list that can get you started on this local delicacy – Gelato. Enjoy!
1 – Giolitti
40, Via degli Uffici del Vicario. Near the Pantheon, Rome
Since 1890, Giolitti has attracted many locals and tourists. I heard that they have been using the same recipes since World War I. Interesting right? However, if you just buy a cone or a cup to go you can’t sit inside.
2 – Blue Ice
Piazza Irnerio, 19, Rome
A Chain store throughout Rome. They offers many variety of flavors and it was excellent even this place is filled with tourists.
3 – San Crispino
Via Panetteria,42, near the Trevi Fountain, Rome
Try the signature San Crispino flavor with corbezzolo (wild-strawberry-tree honey from Sardinia). They don’t come in a cone, because they believe that cones spoil the pureness of their gelato.
4 – Grom
Via delle Oche, 24-red 50122 Florence, Italy
The gelato is soft and smooth made with the best natural ingredients. So if you’re in Florence, go look for Grom.
5 – Gelateria dei Neri
Via dei Neri, 26 50122 Florence, Italy
Another great gelato place in Florence. A delightful store just few minutes from the Piazza della Signoria. And, the gelato is excellent.