The best gelato in Italy!

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Oct 112019The best gelato in Italy! From Florence to Rome, from Milan to Palermo, here for you a selection of the best gelaterias in Italy
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Sun, relax, holiday… What is better than a fresh and refreshing ice cream? Created in Florence, Italian Gelato is famous for its handmade, all-natural quality. One of the best-loved Italian exports with pasta and pizza, it is different from ice cream because it is made with milk instead of cream which gives gelato a more blended flavor. From Florence to Rome, from Milan to Palermo, here for you a selection of the best gelaterias in Italy:

La Carraia (Florence)
Situated in the birthplace of gelato, it is located lightly off the Oltrarno side of Ponte alla Carraia. It is famous for intensity and creamy of the flavors, in particular the dark chocolate gelato. It’s hard find something as dense anywhere else. Portions are generous and prices are low!
Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25r, Florence; +39 055 280695

Gelateria Caruso (Rome)
The  freshest on-site made gelato in the centre of Rome. Flavours are a mixture of seasonal (melon, pineapple, tangerine, and orange gelato) and traditional. Their touch of class is the fresh whipped cream with zabaglione (a sweet marsala wine) put on the top of the gelato.
Via Collina, 13-1, Rome; +39 06 4201 6420 

La Sorbetteria Castiglione (Bologna)
The outstanding flavour is the Dolce Emma, honey-caramelized figs and lemon tucked into silky ricotta gelato, followed by the Dolce Contagio, crisp candied walnuts in a earthy pine nut gelato. For these reasons, it’s not difficult to imagine why this gelateria has opened two other locations in Italy. And if you want to try something lighter, don’t forget about the seasonal fruit sorbertos!
Via Castiglione, 44, Bologna; +39 051 233257

Alberto Marchetti (Turin)
Recommended by locals as the freshest-tasting gelateria in Turin: all gelato served is made in-house in the same day. All ingredients are seasonal and high quality and every day the owner publishes the ingredient list on the website. We suggest you to try Fior di latte flavour (mozzarella made from cow’s milk) and Farina Bona flavor (flour flavor, reminiscent of toasted corn).
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 2, Torino; +39 011 839 0879

Gelateria Alaska (Venice)
 Gelateria Alaska is a secret temple of gelato hidden in the crowds in Santa Croce that offers daring and superb flavors as rosewater, cardamom, artichoke, think ginger. The owner Carlo Pistacchi is hilarious and charming. The consistency is less dense and lighter than others gelaterias, but they are rich in taste.
 Calle Larga de Bari, 1159, Venice; +39 041 715211

Emilia Cremeria (Parma)
The secret of the gelateria is its covered silver containers that ensures the coldest gelato possible. It’s a perfect contrast to the gooey, warm melted chocolate that they put in the cone before heaping it with scoops.
Farini, 29, Parma; +39 0521 207316

Come il Latte (Rome)
Opened only a couple of years ago only a ten-minute walk from Termini station, it’s a serious contender in the gelato market. Like Emilia Cremeria, you can put molten chocolate before your scoop and on the top too. Don’t miss the buttery and sinfully rich flavors as salted caramel or mascarpone with biscotti.
Via Silvio Spaventa, 24/26, Rome; +39 06 4290 3882

Il Massimo Del Gelato (Milan)
There are two shops in Milan, but the historical one in Via Lodovico Castelvetro is the best one because it is bigger and it offers more flavors, more than 140, made fresh daily. The main protagonist is the chocolate: each day you can find almost eight chocolate flavors with variations like 75%, 100%, chocolate with cinnamon, chocolate rum, chocolate almond… But don’t worry, if you don’t like chocolate, they have also delicious fruit-based flavours.
Via Lodovico Castelvetro, 18, Milan



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