The spring is one of the most popular times in Florence. It is also when the largest amount of tourists arrive. One of the most iconic things to eat while here is gelato, but due to its popularity, there are lots of shops that are not as good as others. A large amount of gelato shops use ice and air to amp up their gelato to make it look more appetizing, but it in turn changes the flavor. It can be quite overwhelming to try and find the best ones on your own, so here are
OUR TOP 10 BEST AUTHENTIC GELATO SHOPS IN FLORENCE :
1. Perche no?
This shop has been making homemade gelato since 1939 with all natural ingredients, including vegan and soy options.
Location: Via dei Tavolini, 19R 50122 Firenze
Creamy, fresh made gelato, with long hours during the summer time.
Location: Borgo Degli Albizi, 46R
3. Cantina del Gelato
Gelato with a view! Right across the Arno river from the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio.
Location: Via dei Bardi 31 and Borgo La Croce
4. Bar Vivoli
Thought to be the oldest gelato shop in Florence (opened in 1929), with generous prices and serving sizes.
Location: Via Isole delle Stinche, 7R (near Santa Croce)
5. Gelateria La Carraia
Creamy, soft, and flavorful gelato with a reasonable price tag and large portions.
Location: Piazza Sauro Nazario, 25/R of Ponte alla Carraia on the Oltrarno side and Carraia 2 on Via dei Benci.
6.Gelato della Passera
Specialty flavors with a retro interior. Outside seating with a relaxing ambiance.
Naturally made gelato with rotating seasonal flavors.
Location: Via del Campanile (to the right of the Duomo)
Won best gelato a few years in a row at the Gelato Festival in Florence. Rich flavor combinations.
Location: Via Pietra Piana, 60R
Gelato made with natural, high quality ingredients in this small shop.
Location: Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan, 2
Started in the 1800s by a chocolate maker, that has since turned into a gelato legend.
Location: Via dei Calzaiuoli, 65
Edited by Julia Wright