Gelato, gelato, gelato in Florence!
What the heck is a gelato? You’ve seen the word in almost every location in the world. It’s Italian for ice cream, dummy! This style of ice cream has a mixture of milk, cream, sugar, and is usually topped with an assortment of different fruit-flavoured sauces. Here we have 5 different places in Florence for you to visit to enjoy this splendid, creamy goodness.
1 – Gelateria La Carraia – Piazza Nazario Sauro 25
Recommended as one of best gelato in Florence by reviewers. This place may look touristic, but it’s undoubtedly authentic. If you’re a chocolate lover, this place has 5 different flavours of chocolate, alongside their brilliant pistachio and fragola.
2 – Gelateria della Passera – Via Toscanella 15r
Fig, clementine, passionfruit, pink grapefruit all to be found off-the-beaten-path in this relatively hidden gelateria. Hidden from tourists in a discrete corner, once you’ve found this place, prepare for a 1 euro per scoop extravaganza. The freshest and another great ice cream to try in Florence.
3 – Gelateria dei Neri – Via De’ Neri 9/11r
A little less of a variety in this place, although the divine flavour definitely makes up for it. This place is known to be the best, and has a reputation for being so. So in this case it might be true! Try the 2 euro 50 cup option, choose to have a combination of two different flavours. Recommendation: try the “salty, buttery caramel”. Yummy!
4 – Gelateria de’ Medici – Via dello Statuto 3/5r
This place requires a little bit of a walk if you’re walking from the Ponte Vecchio. It’s located about 1.5 miles from there and about a 20-minute walk from the Fortezza, but as is usual in the case of gelato – it’s totally worth it. Their gelatos are well known all over Florence. If there’s any left over, grab the chance to take the Gorgonzola flavour; the Gelataria’s de’ Medici’s famous gelato.
5 – Grom – Via del Campanile
Look out for their wonderfully branded cups. Grom’s gelatos are as minimal as the name suggests. As their website points out: their gelatos are “made from the highest-quality fresh milk and free-range eggs. The sorbets contain 50% fruit, water from Sparea springs, and white can sugar”.
If your mouth isn’t watering already, I just don’t know what else to say!