…..and everything nice can be found in a scrumptious spoonful of GELATO! While out one Spring day doing my very FAVORITE pastime in Florence (wandering the streets with no particular place to go!), I came upon an elusive gelato shop that I’d read lots of great
things about but could never find. It’s in the lesser-visited area of San Lorenzo in the Centro Storico (historical center) of Florence – “less visited” only because (unfortunately) many tourists don’t venture BEYOND the imaginary “tourist’s triangle” that includes the Duomo, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio.
The absolute most incredible part of visiting Florence is just WANDERING!! Meander about this beautiful city and turn down every little street and alley you can find – the city is so small that you can’t get lost! Don’t get distracted by the window displays of the leather shops. Look UP at the buildings to truly experience your surroundings as you walk these hallowed halls once traversed by many of the Renaissance greats – Michelangelo, daVinci, the Medici and so many more.
When you decide to toss the map, you can discover so many hidden features of this truly magical city…. like the undiscovered gelaterie with award-winning delights in a cup (or a cone, whatever your pleasure). My Sugar Gelato & Yogurt is located on via de’ Ginori 49r. I shoved two flavors into my piccolo coppa (small cup) and had Pineapple & Ginger AND Coconut for the small investment of only €2! The flavors were amazing – unique, fresh, and made with REAL ingredients. I could even taste the flakes of coconut! Another of their unique flavors is melacotta (ricotta, apple, cinnamon and honey). The flavors change on a daily basis so feel free to make a daily visit-- your taste buds will love you for it!
It was only after I’d stepped back outside of the shop that I read the sign that said: “WINNER Gelato Festival Firenze 2016 Reviewed by NY Times.” Well, I guess my taste buds have been validated by the real gelato experts! Head over to My Sugar for some absolutely decadent artisanal homemade gelato made fresh daily onsite!
My Sugar Gelato Artigianale
Via de' Ginori, 49/red
50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Tel: +39 393 069 6042
Where have you found YOUR favorite gelato in Italy?!?