I have been eating my way around Florence, particularly when it comes to gelato. I quickly discovered that for the best gelato you must seek out Gelateria's that make the delicious goodness by hand.
The most delicious I have discovered are:
Antica Gelateria Fiorentina - this one is just around the corner from Academia Riaci, making it a great place to stop. They make some very unusual flavours such as Persian (rosewater and pistachio), and stracca (yoghurt, cinamon and honey)
Carabe - a delicious stop on my walk home from school. Delicious flavours included kiwi fruit and watermelon
|Delicious flavours of Gelata Santa Trinita|
with the Ponto Vechio in the background
Gelata Santa Trinita - this place is so well known that there was a long line out the door, even at 11pm at night! And understandably so. I tried black sesame seed, and passionfruit. Absolutely delicious and unusual flavours.
Gelateria Edoardo - In the square of the Duomo. Try the red wine, combined cinnamon. Absolutely delicious! And perfect for a hot day. And the best time to go is lunch time around 12.15pm. For some reason this is when the line is shortest!
Vivoli - - a little out of the way of the touristy places, this is the oldest gelateria in town. The make a particularly delicious coffee gelato
|Delicious colours of the gelato spoons|
|Gelato spoon necklace #1|
|Gelato Spoon necklace #2|
|detail of Gelato Spoon Necklace #2|
Making the jewellery is a good excuse for me to continue to try all the delicious flavours of gelato! That's my excuse anyway :)