FLO-verwhelming Gelaterias around Florence
No matter where you go in this city, there’s one thing you’ll find everywhere, and no it’s not pasta…It’s Gelato! Sometimes it’ll be stacked in lavish, giant mountains decorated with bright strawberries and lemon peels, other times it’ll be served in front of a chocolate waterfall. With so many options, it can be difficult to avoid getting roped into paying through the nose for mediocre gelato. So, if you want to cool off from the heat like the locals do, then check out these places, and enjoy Florence in the sweetest way possible:
This gelateria is a cute little place down the road from Zara, a lot of locals seem to visit this spot so you know it’s good. Consistently ranking high for gelaterias, it’s also one of the most reliable places in town for vegan and gluten-free options if that’s what you’re after. Sidenote: They seem to switch up their flavors pretty regularly, so it’s worth making multiple trips to really get a taste of this place.
Address: Via dei Tavolini, 19r, 50122 Firenze FI
Gelateria Dei Neri
This place is pretty poppin’, and their gelato is very reasonably priced making it the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth after a day of class. The Uffizi is nearby so if you’re ever in that part of town, then make sure to grab a scoop or two of your favorite gelati before going to see The Birth of Venus.
Address: Via dei Neri, 9/11r, 50122 Firenze FI
If you only want to go to one gelato place in Florence, then please let it be Vivoli. From its first opening in 1930, this Florentine cornerstone has been serving some of the best gelatos in the world with true Italian passion and flare.
Also, Vivoli has been family-run for four generations now, not to mention, you can swing by their other location in Disney World once you’re state-side again!
Address: Via dell’Isola delle Stinche, 7r, 50122 Firenze FI
If you like to pair your gelato with a pretty view, then La Carraia might just be the place for you. This little place is a fan-favorite in town, and it sits right on the Arno, so you can relax on one of the bridges and eat your gelato as you fall in love with Florence all over again.
First Location: Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25/r, 50124 Firenze FI
Second Location: Via de’ Benci, 24/r, 50122 Firenze FI
Speaking of views, Gelateria Vivaldi isn’t too shabby either. Just a stone’s throw away from the word famous Piazzale Michelangelo – famous for its panoramic view of the city and breathtaking sunsets – this place is perfect for enjoying a cone of gelato after a long day. Definitely one of the most romantic spots in Florence (if not Europe), so maybe even bring an Italian sweetheart with that sweet tooth of yours.
Address: Via dei Renai, 15/R, 50125 Firenze FI