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



Florence’s favorite ice cream and the inventor of the city’s signature flavor. Continue reading Badiani

Fig, Chocolate Mousse and Rice gelato from one of Florence's most famous gelaterias


One of the oldest and most famous gelateria in Florence. Yes it is too touristy, but it is worth it for the best Chocolate Mousse gelato and Rice gelato around. Don’t miss it. Continue reading Vivoli

Award winning ice cream at Il Procopio gelateria in Florence

Il Procopio

The Ben & Jerry’s of Florence with wonderful artisian ice cream chock-full of add-ins. Continue reading Il Procopio


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!