My Favorites and the best Gelato in Italy
I decided to dedicate this post to one of my truly deepest loves; gelato. That soft and sweet ice treat 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 having a good gelato in Italy.
After spending two weeks in Italy in Summer 2016 (for my birthday, yay!) I have to admit that I 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 writing 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 at my own gelato experiences.
How do I like to eat my gelato in Italy?
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 in Rome
This was the first gelato I had in 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 must say it wasn’t my favorite gelato in Rome.
I was lucky enough that a friend took me to this gelato in Rome 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, even if it’s a lot more common to eat gelato in Italy with cones.
Wonderful is located in Via Nazionale, a 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 Baci Perugina, Tiramisu and Nutella Cream. I must say this is my favorite gelato in Italy ever!
Gelato in Perugia
This gelato in Perugia is from an amazing gelateria called Lick, which 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. I tried Gorgonzola cheese mixed with honey and nuts flavor. 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 gelato in Perugia 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. I discovered that Gambrinus is one of the best gelaterias in Italy. I was lucky to try this one, which is definitely an amazing gelato in Italy.
This was not exactly my favorite gelato in Perugia. 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 and way better gelato in Italy.
Gelato from Palermo
I found an amazing gelateria in Palermo called La Kala that I loved. It is curious that gelato in Palermo is preferred to be eaten inside a brioche. Once again, I had Bacio, Nutella and maybe some Kinder. Definitely, it was a pretty good gelato in Italy
Oh, and there you can see some Straciatella as well!
My last gelato in Palermo!
From where has been your favorite gelato? Which is your favorite flavor?