The Best Gelato in Italy

Italy is known for many things—its art, its history, and not to be overlooked, its food. While pasta and pizza certainly have their place, what we really look forward to enjoying in Italy is dessert, gelato in particular. Italian ice cream has much more sugar than American ice cream, but it’s also enjoyed in smaller portions. The Italian approach to dining is much slower than in America. Food is an experience meant to be savored and enjoyed. We’ve got a few favorite gelato spots that are totally worth checking out on your next trip to Italy.

Vivoli, Florence

This gelato shop is the oldest in Florence at almost 100 years old. Vivoli uses seasonal fruit and whole milk to create quality gelato from simple ingredients. They also have delicious coffee and pastries available—we recommend their affogato, which is a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a shot of espresso.

Suso, Venice

Suso is the go-to spot for anyone looking for dairy-free gelato. They offer both traditional and vegan options as well as gluten-free cone options. Stroll through the canals of Venice with a scoop of dark chocolate. Paradiso!

Latteneve, Milan

Using local, organic ingredients to create their gelato, Latteneve serves some of the best Italian ice cream you can find, in a variety of delicious flavors. They even have eight different kinds of chocolate!