I’ve been thinking about souvenirs lately. But some things don’t last and are not actual souvenirs unless I’ve taken a picture. This would include gelato. Chocolate is another thing that doesn’t last but I can only consider one irresistible treat at a time.
I just got back from Seattle. I was prepared for rainy weather which was good because it rained every day I was there! I brought an umbrella that managed to catch a gust of wind and turn inside out the first time I used it. But before looking for another one to replace it I noticed a container of umbrellas in the lobby of my hotel. After finding out they could be borrowed I used one every day and stayed nice and dry.
A visit to Florence should include shopping, from window shopping on the Ponte Vecchio to actual buying at places like the San Lorenzo market. A good place to begin is with the Ponte Vecchio itself, which is impressive from either side of the Arno.
It’s time for some creamy, delicious gelato. I wonder which flavors I should choose – there are so many possibilities. And I also have to consider what are good combinations.
When I was in San Gimignano I was looking for a place to get gelato when I saw this sign:
For me fall is the season to start wearing sweaters and watch the leaves turn beautiful colors. The weather gradually gets cooler and the days are shorter. So it was a nice change to go to Florida and temporarily return to summer.
Maybe should it be chocolate or gelato. I need to decide which one is more delicious. I’m not sure I can resolve this important question, but I’ll review the tasty qualities of both and see if an answer emerges.
When I wrote A Gelato Journal, I mentioned there would be more posts about things I learned about gelato while I was in Italy. My focus was to make sure that gelato was as delicious as I remembered, although there wasn’t much doubt about that. Along the way I learned about events such as the Gelato Festival in Florence. Continue reading
One of the things I look forward to in Italy is the gelato. And on this trip I was determined to sample gelato everywhere I went. It wasn’t easy, but I’d challenged myself and I did my best to go to as many gelato shops as I could. So while I was in Italy I had at least one a day. But it was in the name of research, and I decided to eat as much as possible to provide accurate information.