Visiting Italy? Gelato is a must.
For Italians, eating gelato is a national pastime. Here are the best places in Florence to sample one of the country’s most beloved culinary traditions.
Gelateria Perché No! has been serving its artisan gelato to locals and travelers since 1939. Centrally located in Florence’s historic city center, it’s a convenient stop on a day of sightseeing. You might even want to return a second (or third) time to taste their popular granita, a semi-frozen treat prepared with lemon or other fruit flavors.
Via dei Tavolini, 19R, Florence
Gelateria La Carraia is located near Ponte alla Carraia, a medieval bridge offering great views of the Arno River. If you’re looking to do as the Italians do, pick up a cone before enjoying a leisurely stroll along the river.
Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25-red, Florence
If you ask any Florentine to name their favorite gelateria in town, chances are you’ll hear the name Badiani. Located in the Campo di Marte neighborhood, the gelateria is famous for its rich flavor with whipped cream called buontalenti.
Viale dei Mille, 20r, Florence
Gelateria dei Neri
Gelateria dei Neri is known for its variety of seasonal flavors like ricotta and fig. Travelers visiting Florence during the summer will want to pick up a cone and stroll through the nearby park Villa Fabbricotti.
Via Gianfrancesco Pagnini
Gelateria dei Medici
Located just beyond Florence’s city center on Via dello Statuto, Gelateria dei Medici is another favorite among locals. Known for their friendly staff, reasonable prices, and wide selection of flavors – including melon and basil – this gelateria is well worth the trek.
Via dello Statuto 3/5r Florence
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