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 […]
Yes, we had a wonderful time!!!
The tour was so very well organized and we saw everything we wanted to see and then some! Our tour guide made the trip even better! She was a wealth of knowledge, so informative as well as witty and charming! I can’t say enough good things about her!
Diane Powers (Old Bridge, NJ)
Dolce Vita Tour, August 2014