Firenze Gelato Festival
Do you like ice-cream? Would you like the pleasure of trying the best Italian ice-cream? Then, you have a delicious date with the sweetest week of the year. From the 1st to the 4th of May, the fifth edition of the festival devoted entirely to this refreshing and international dessert, will be celebrated in the romantic Tuscan city of Florence.
The variety of colours and flavours will take over the city and palate of visitors and locals alike, revealing the secrets of authentic Italian ice-cream, famous for being the best in the world.
The festival setting will be none other than the incomparable historic centre of Florence. In the gardens of the Palazzo dei Congressi the Industrial Ice-cream Village and the Artisanal Ice-cream village will be set up, where educational activities and games for children will take place.
Bringing together over 100 of Italy’s finest ice-cream makers with the aim of introducing vistors to the tastiest artisan ice-cream there is. Visitors will also be able to do a tour of all the traditional ice-cream parlours in the city’s old district, and try some ice-cream there.
The festival, which is sure to delight children as well as grown-ups, will also feature workshops showing how to make ice-cream, taste-testings of ice-cream based cocktails, conferences and various shows.
Over the next few days, ice-cream of a thousand different colours and flavours will be transforming one of the most attractive Italian cities into an irresistible temptation, which will allure you to try each one in each corner of the city.
Come to Florence during this event devoted entirely to one of the most famous Italian culinary icons, eaten during summer and winter.
To be able to try the ice-cream, you need to obtain a “Firenze gelato card” that you can buy online, at the information points on Pitti and la Repubblica Squares, and in various ice-cream parlours, for the modest price of €10 for adults and € 8 for children. You can pick up a refill for only €7.