beautiful outdoor patio seating at Bella Blu in Maiano

Bella Blu

The best chocolate gelato in Florence, isn’t exactly in Florence but less than 5 km outside, and the perfect spot for an outdoor summer aperativo. Continue reading Bella Blu

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Gelateria della Passera

This pocket-sized gelateria is nestled into a cozy little piazza in the Oltrarno. Space is so short that canisters of gelato are stacked one on top of another. The menu reads like a dance twirling through the Mediterranean and flirting with the Middle East. The aromatic ingredients used could have come straight from the spice bazaar. The nut flavors are unsurpassed. This is the place … Continue reading Gelateria della Passera

Perché No!

Perché No’s unique history goes back to being a traditional dairy store since 1939. Up until the war they were locally known for ice cream and whipped cream. They made it through wartime rationing, by creatively using what limited ingredients they had, including egg whites and apple puree, to mimic the tastes and flavors of their frozen treats. By the end of the war they … Continue reading Perché No!