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The Best Gelato in Florence and Prato

The Gelato Addiction is real so you might as well get the good stuff while you are there. Without further ado, the best gelato we had the pleasure of sampling in the Tuscan  region


Gelateria dei Neri
Via Dei Neri 9/11R, 50122 Florence, Italy

Must have Flavour: Salted Caramel
My favourite gelati place in Florence. De neri have tons of flavours but can’t go amiss by pairing their excellent salted caramel- basically salted caramel frozen solid- with one of their tangy flavours like Pomelo Rosa or Seville orange. They make a mean granite as well, apart from traditional ones such as lemon, they have strawberry moscato and champagne flavoured ones too.


Cantina Del Gelato
Via de Bardi, 31, Florence, Italy

Must have Flavour: Mango
This small gelataria across the arno hides its ice cream under traditional gelato metal containers called pozzetti. It’s smooth, it’s creamy and the people behind the counter are super friendly. They also have a Peanut Butter flavour which is divine and which you don’t come across much. I always have the mango though because it tastes just like the real thing, that is if mango was frozen up goodness. It’s also the cheapest gelati in town, so grab a cup and sit by the arno to watch the world go by

Gelateria Carabe
Via Ricasoli 60/r, 50122 Florence, Italy

Flavour to try: Pistacio
Recommended by our trusty landlord, Carabe is right near the Academia. So after looking at the impressive David and needing to cool off, walk a few paces to Carabe and snag yourself one of their Pistachio gelati. They also have some of the best granitesI have tasted, although a bit pricey, it is well worth it on a dusty summer’s day to taste the frozen lemony goodness.

Gelateria Santa Trinita
Piazza Frescobaldi, 11-12/r | Ponte Santa Trinita, 50125 Florence, Italy

Flavour to try: Tiramisu
Gelati gets a bit la di da in Santa Trinita if only because there are plush chairs to sink into. The Santa Trinita gets hella busy at night and with good reason, their gelati is classic with a huge range to choose from. When you are done picking your flavours, just stroll outside to the Bridge Santa Trinita and watch the sunset. I can’t think of a better romance than one between Man and Frozen Diary Treats.


Gelateria Del Corso
Giuseppe Mazzoni 12, 59100 Prato, Italy

Must Try: Hazelnut
Del Corso holds a special place in my heart. Mostly because you could get a cup for a Euro. Which I proceeded to do every time I was on a break from class. They have an award winning hazelnut which I got almost every time I was there. They also had new flavours daily, some of my favourites were Mojito and Apple Pie. Get thee to Del Corso when you are in Prato, post hence!

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