Gelato: My Favorites Gelato Places in Italy
I decided to dedicate this post to one of my truly deepest loves: the gelato. That soft and sweet ice treat that should never be confused or compared with American ice cream. I wouldn’t say that is better or worse than ice cream as we know it in America but yeah, is definitely different. If you ask me, I would say that my favorite thing in the whole world is definitely a good gelato.
After spending two weeks in Italy this Summer (for my birthday, yay!) I definitely ate too much gelato, and of course, I definitely took so many gelato pictures. I decided to compile some of the best gelatos I tried during my time in Italy just to make a little honor to that love in my life.
Luckily, while I was thinking about this post Natasha from The Boho Chica actually posted some of her experiences at the Gelato University in Italy as well. Definitely, her post totally inspired me to take a look to my own gelato experiences.
How do I like my gelato?
Definitely, I might ask something with at least three different flavors or how they would call it, gusti. Some of the flavors I would choose from are definitely Bacio, Straciatella, Nutella, Kinder, Rocher or maybe some other creative flavor that actually makes a click on me. I love my gelato with some panna or as we would call it in America: whipped cream!
Gelato from Rome
This was the first gelato I had when I got to Rome. Right next to the door of my hostel there was this small gelateria and definitely I wanted some. This was only one flavor: Nutella.
I was lucky enough that a friend took me to this gelato place close to Tiburtina Train Station. The flavors I had were Nutella and Tiramisu and also Nutella on top of the whipped cream. The texture of this gelato was definitely one of my favorites. I must confess I still have some trouble eating from cones. That’s the reason why you will see here more bowls than cones.
Wonderful is located in Via Nazionale, pretty close walk from Piazza della Repubblica or la Fontana di Trevi (I would say halfway both!) First time I went I was introduced by a friend. Normally when I go there I would mix some Bacio, Tiramisu and Nutella Cream. This gelato is one of my best gelato experiences ever.
Gelato from Perugia
This gelato is from an amazing gelateria called Lick, that luckily was introduced to me by my Italian college professor (because, how many chances there are that you actually get to meet your Italian professor from Miami in a random street in Perugia?) and I couldn’t get enough. Their flavors are more on the creative side. My favorite flavor was a Gorgonzola cheese one mixed with honey and nuts. That is one of the most delicious things I’ve tried ever. They tend to change their menu with some flavors of the day that makes it even more interesting. Some other flavors you might find there are Lemon and Basil and Pear with Chocolate Chips.
Gambrinus was another gelateria I actually got to love. Over there, I tend to have Straciatella, Baci and Ferrero Rocher flavors. They definitely have some of the classic flavors and some other more. Making some research I actually got to see that Gambrinus is considered one of the best gelaterias in Italy. I am lucky to have been already in this gelateria.
This was not exactly my favorite gelato. I mean, I totally love gelato but this one did not exceeded my expectations. You can find it at Gelateria Veneta and definitely, I would say is something you need to try, but you can actually find better gelato for less in Perugia.
Gelato from Palermo
I found an amazing gelateria in Palermo called La Kala that I loved. Is funny that in Palermo people tended to eat their gelatos from a brioche. So weird to eat gelato with bread! Once again, I had Bacio, Nutella and maybe some Kinder. Yup, I am pretty traditional.
Oh, and there you can see some Straciatella as well!
My last gelato in Palermo!