5/28-31 Ice Cream Festival in Florence!
May 20, 2010
There are no reasons to miss the Firenze Gelato Festival – Italian ice cream!
From May 28the art of ice-crea making in Florence’s most beautiful squares of the city center. Very close to Mr My Resort accomodations, 2 steps from the Academy Gallery, the elegant Piazza SS. Annunziata will host the Gelato Show Performance and a “village” of ice-cream parlours where you can sample various flavours of the top – Italian artisanal gelato makers, and in Piazza della Repubblica you can find the best Italian quality industrial gelato “Sammontana”: the most famous, the oldest and the most traditional here in Italy.
The Italian Gelato was born right here in Florence during the Renaissance as a “iced flavoured sugar water”, and exported with Caterina De’ Medici in France (do you know the Café Procope? It was the most important ice-cream parlour in the country around 1665). The first important Italian ice-cream maker was the florentine Ruggeri, a chef of roast-chickens with a passion for cakes, and a few years later Buontalenti, “the” florentine architect with a cooking passion made his “crema del Buontalenti” with honey, orange and lemon flavour, eggs, milk, a drop of sweet wine. This gelato is still available in most of the excellent florentine ice-cream parlour, even the recipe is different considering the use of sugar instead of honey, and other ingredients…
During the Gelato Festival the most important italian artisans will be at your disposal to give informations, suggestions, and show their products. Activities desinged for children available.
There is a special Firenze Gelato Festival card that you can buy in Piazza SS. Annunziata which allows you to get discounts on tastings and public transports.
Hey, don’t miss your stay at Mr My Resort, check the availability and visit our rooms here: http://www.mrflorence.it/eng/Hotel-for-honeymoon-in-Florence.htmlFIRENZE GELATO FESTIVAL may 28-31 Piazza SS. Annunziata 10.00 am – 11.00 pm Piazza della Repubblica 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
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