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 […]
"Definitely recommend the Dolce Vita Tour for a first time trip to Italy."
Let me start by saying we had a wonderful and memorable trip to Italy. October is a great time to travel to Italy, however how can you not have a great time in Italy at any time of the year. Chandra and I had a great time on...
Lathika & Chandra Nair (Mount Sinai, NY)
Dolce Vita Tour, October 2011