Italy is known world wide first for its pizza and pasta and second for its ice cream. One cannot home swap in Italy without trying out the ice creams, but the question is where to go? You will practically find an ice-cream shop in each corner, so how do you know which one is better? To begin with, all those ice cream shops with a fancy mountain-like display of their ice-creams MUST be avoided. Rather than building on the taste, they work on making it look attractive for passing by travelers. Here are a couple of places you can go to on your visit to Florence:
Vivoli Il Gelato is a must visit for ice cream lovers. Their gelateria, established since 1930, has become a place known for its incredibly tasty and creamy ice creams. They don't have a huge variety of flavors, but nonetheless they must be savored. Vivoli Il Gelato is located on Via dell'Isola delle Stinche near Piazza Santa Croce.
To savor a different kind of ice-cream, we suggest you take a visit to Gelateria Carabe. The difference between the creamy gelato and the sicilian gelato is that the sicilian one doesn't use any egg, making the gelatos slightly less creamy, but rather fresh and fruity! Located on Via Ricasoli, this is another ice cream joint one must not miss out on in Florence!
So jump into the creamy cold world of ice-creams and go for a home exchange in Italy!