You cannot go in Italy and not eat Gelato! We had gelato probably every day, but not at Eataly that was there, Via dei Martelli.
And not in the multiple gelateria we saw while walking in the street, some of them with a spectacular presentation...
One of the gelateria we found was in the opposite side of Eataly. It was called Caffè Del Battistero.
There, we simply ordered our flavors and the guy serving us (I wonder if he ever smiled in his life), gave us a huge gelato that ended up on our hands, the ice cream melting fairly quickly because of the outside temperature. Jodi got the coconut gelato:
And I got the hazelnut one:
The gelato was good, but I wish they asked us for the size we wanted, 10 euros being a bit expensive for what it was anyway.
Caffè Del Battistero
Via Martelli 13 Florence, Florence, Italy
But then, we went to Vivoli, a gelateria recommended by Jodi's friend Sabrina.
When we arrived, there was a group of tourists there, making me think that it is probably in lots of guide books. The way it works there is that first you pay and then you go to the gelato counter and order your flavor. Jodi ordered her coconut gelato that was deliciously creamy.
On my side, I did not order my usual hazelnut flavor, but a pear and caramel scoop that was amazing. Ok, I did not really taste the caramel, but the pear taste was incredible: I bet they make their ice cream with real pears there.
This was the best gelato we had in Florence and I truly recommend Vivoli. Know that they have a location at Macy's in New York. We went there, but I admit that it did not look that appealing and we did not see any tempting flavors. I guess I will stick with Grom...
Via Dell'Isola delle Stinche, 7r, 50122 Florence, Italy
The last gelateria I would mention is Carabé that I found surfing on the internet (it was recommended by Condé Nast Traveller).
There, Jodi ordered two scoops: coconut and chocolate.
Although not as creamy as Vivoli, I thought it was pretty good.
On my side, I ordered the pear gelato:
I liked it, but, again, Vivoli was better.
Via Ricasoli, 60, Florence, Italy
So, do not miss out on gelato in Florence and if you can, go to Vivoli: it is definitely worth it!
Enjoy (I did)!
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