On a hot summer day in Italy, nothing tastes quite as divine as a cold, sweet scoop of gelato. As one of the Italian food inventions that are loved all over the world, gelato actually has a history as diverse as the colors and flavors that it comes in. Here are just ten facts about gelato that you ought to know! The word “gelato” means “frozen” or “to freeze” in Italian. A gelato vendor is known as a “gelatai”. Gelato is made from fruit, sugar, and milk, and traditionally hails from Northern Italy. When you remove the milk and use water instead, you end up with a sorbetto which is a southern product. Gelato isn’t actually frozen as we normally know it, and compared to normal ice cream which is stored at 0 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit, is actually required to be kept at a slightly warmer temperature of 10-15 […]
"Our guided Vatican City tour was great"
Our Italy trip was fabulous! Things went very smoothly. We were happy with our hotel selections. Especially in Venice, it was a great hotel! Venice was by far our favorite stop. The staff was very friendly and the location of the hotel could not be beat. They had the best breakfast too. We had...
Mariana Gonzalez (Napa, CA)
Customized Vacation, May 2011