"Coolest icecream" Top 5 Page for this destination Florence Travelogue by fgfi
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In 1565, Bernardo Buontalenti, the architect to the Royal Court of the Medici family, was hired to create fabulous events for the Florentine banquets, including stage constructions, theater events, fireworks, and food. For one of his creations, he decided to chill pastry cream in the special rooms created to keep ice transported from the glaciers in Abetone down the Florence and used to chill drinks.
Now Buontalenti is the name of one of the most delicious ice cream's flavors.
Someone who likes icecream finds its paradise in Florence.
I will try to list Florentines favourite ice cream's shop.
Florentines have basically 2 differents opinions: Badiani or Vivoli, but there are also many other places which absolutely are worth a visit.
Carapina is a brand new ice cream laboratory and shop in Florence, a bit off the city centre. It offers a very good artisanal ice cream.
Badiani is the original Florentine source for fabulous Buontalenti, (registered as a trademark) the egg-yolk-rich flavor. Unfortunately it's quite far from the city center, near the football stadium.( I like also chocolate cookies flavor...).
It's closed on Tuesday
Viale dei Mille, 20/R
The other outstandin ice cream in Florence. It is in the Santa Croce area. Some locals say it's not what it used to be....In winter I go crazy for honey and chestnut flavors...
It's closed on Monday.
Via Isola delle Stinche, 7/r
Carabe' is run by a lovely Sicilian couple who bring up their ingredients from Sicilia regularly -- they also make delicious cannoli and cassata.
See also my general tips page.
Vestri is much more an artisan chocolate shop that also happens to have some amazing icecreams.
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