Gorging on Gelato at an Ice Cream Festival in Florence, Italy
Solve the problem of finding the best ice cream in Florence by visiting during the Firenze Gelato Festival, when the city turns itself into one giant ice cream shop. At official venues dotted around the city, you can savor the best traditional gelatos in Italy, and if that’s not enough, dozens of local gelaterias also participate in the event. Sample a variety of flavors ranging from chocolate, wild strawberry, blood orange, mango, lemon, and pistachio, to cheesecake, rice pudding, ricotta and fig, pear and parmesan, rose water, and white chocolate, and, the decidedly bizarre, rice with mushrooms. The festival also includes demonstrations, exhibitions, and other delicious educational activities.