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 […]
"I saw SO MUCH in so little time and it wouldn't have been possible alone."
Our trip was great. My main interest in booking a tour-based vacation was the promised element of safety. Our tour leaders were very friendly, knew the areas we traveled very well, and the buses were both comfortable and safe. I saw SO MUCH in so little...
Amanda Roberts (Athens, GA)
Classic Italy Tour, August 2011