The Best Places for Gelato in Florence, Italy

Florence, one of Italy's most beautiful and most-visited cities, is full of little ice cream shops. After living there for half a year, here are some of my favourites­čŹŽ.

If you need any excuses to try gelato, it traditionally has less cream in it than your standard ice cream and has less air in it too - meaning more goodness for you ­čśë.

Next time you're there, try to tick off all four in this little travel guide off of your list.




Edoardo Il Gelato Biologico

Organic and free of any nasties. They handmake the cones in-store and you can smell the incredible scent wafting out of the little gelateria as you walk past. Get the gianduja (hazelnut/chocolate) with a cone. You won't be disappointed.

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Piazza del Duomo, 45/R (next to the Duomo)




Gelateria della Passerà

Fresh, quality ingredients free from nasty chemicals or pesticides. They also use a lot of local produce from Tuscany like their milk, nuts, eggs, honey and seasonal fruits. They have a large range of flavours including many dairy-free sorbets - try the mojito, it's amazing. At 1 euro per scoop, you can't go wrong.


Piazza della Passer├á (on the other side of the river)






Gelateria dei Neri

The classic place you think of when you picture italian gelato. Amazing flavours and great prices. They have their version of hazelnut/chocolate cream which is almost like nutella. It's very rich, but if you have a super sweet tooth... go for moretto via dei Neri.


Via dei Neri 9/11r (close to the Galleria degli Uffizi)






Gelateria Carab├Ę 

Famous for their granita - a typical Sicilian dessert made with shaved ice (perfect for summer), Gelateria la Carab├Ę is a well-known spot in the city. A little more expensive but no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives are used and it's famous for a good reason.

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Via Ricasoli 60/r (close to the Accademia, where the real David is)



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