Truly one of the highlights of any trip to Tuscany is tasting the Gelato.
And if in Tuscany one must stop by what is considered The World’s Best Gelateria in San Gimignano.
Although rumor tells it that the Tuscans are to thank for inventing Italy’s delicious and addictive ice cream (though the Sicilians and others ardently disagree). One story suggests that an artist named Buontalenti once constructed an ice cave near Florence’s gardens for the Medici family. In it, he churned milk, egg yolks and Malvasia wine over ice creating the first milk-based “gelato.” These days, gelaterias are ubiquitous in Tuscany.
Our favorite stand-by flavors like nocciola (hazelnut), stracciatella (chocolate-specked vanilla) and frutta de bosco (berries of the forest) are joined by seasonal ones like fig, blood orange, and apricot. Get ready and let your taste buds come alive!
Join us on our Tuscany Yoga Retreat every summer!