Italy, the country of wine, cheese, salami, and GELATO. In Florence every corner turned is a chance to run into a new gelato spot (or Gucci model). But, if you have yet to find an Italian model of your very own that’s alright because we’ve got a MUCH better idea.
Taylor and Alli have been on the hunt for the perfect gelato combination. Sounds silly, but this is serious work and takes a lot of gelato eating ability. Trust us, this task is not for the faint of heart or stomach. The possibilities range from ‘scrumptious’ to ‘not bad, but not great’ (I mean, really, are there any seriously horrid flavor possibilities in the land of gelato?). In our hunt we’ve come across some truly spectacular combos, but not every mix can be crowned the BEST GELATO in the land. And so the hunt continues and as we make headway on this sugary voyage, we here at FlorenceForFun will keep you updated on each new combination. Below is our sweet scale of judgment:
Finger lickin’ ***
Good, not great **
Blech 0 stars
Pistachio and Salted Caramel : Gelateria dei Neri
Gelateria dei Neri is a very popular gelato spot known for the quality and flavors of gelato. This one comes to us from a close personal friend who also shares a passion for gelato. This was our first taste of gelato combo hunting and inspired us to continue this journey. This combo initially seemed so strange, but peaked our interest nonetheless. From the first taste it seemed like we had never tasted anything so deliciously intriguing. Our resident gelato expert describes this combo saying that it “delicately dissolves with a toasty, salty sweetness” and we think that is spot on.
Rating: Scrumptious ****
As I (sadly) finish up my final days in Florence, I’ve been reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned and the memories I’ve