Yes, as both Bethany and I posted, the gelato there is exceptional! Our two favorites were Il Granduca Gelateria and Gelateria dei Neri, but Vivoli was excellent as well. Not that there seems to be such a thing as BAD gelato, mind you, but Florence does seem to have better ice cream than most anywhere else we’ve been so far.
From Florence we headed to the Cinque Terre and spent an afternoon hiking four of the five towns and trying gelato at three of the four. Talk about spectacular views, where mountains and the Mediterranean meet! Food for the soul (as well as the belly). More detail when I have more time, I promise.
From there we took the lovely train ride to Nice and yes, we sampled the famous Fenocchio’s gelato, though we were perhaps a bit too full from an excellent and extensive dinner to enjoy it as much as we should have. Still, the flavors there are amazing! Some shouldn’t really be ice cream flavors, like avocado and cactus, but we avoided those and stuck to dark chocolate, rose, lavender, violet and chocolate ginger. Fabulous.
We’re in Paris now, but it’s midnight and I’m running out of internet time, so I’ll add more later. Thanks for coming along on our travels, everyone!