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.
I wish I’d known about this ahead of time because I was in Florence the day before the festival. I was elated when I saw the posters, but then I realized I’d miss it by only a few hours. This was disappointing. I consoled myself by stopping at gelaterias and sampling different flavors. It helped a little, but next time I’ll try to arrange a visit around this important event.
Another thing I found was that wherever I went, the price for a gelato was practically the same. I began keeping coins in my pocket for “unexpected” gelato stops. This saved time because when I saw a place for a quick gelato, I didn’t have to go through my purse looking for money.
I also enjoyed the shops themselves, whether they were stores or small outdoor stands. Although the signs were different, they were always a welcome sight!
…I wonder if you can still fit in this car after you’ve eaten gelato.