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We love Gelato. We love Italian Gelato. Who doesn’t?
Where is the best Gelato in Florence?
The best Italian Gelato Award from To Travel Too goes to Perche No. Perche No means Why Not!
Located in Via de Tavolini in Florence Perche No has a great history.
The shop originally was run by a Swiss man who sold polenta and chestnut cake. The original founder of Perche No, Mr Ugo Ravaioli, thought the shop would be an ideal location for his idea of producing and selling Italian gelato using locally produced products. Even through WW2 and the limited raw materials available Perche No survived, the local Florentines flocked to his shop even though the flavours weren’t exactly of the original recipe.
In 1966 the disastrous Flood of Florence closed the shop for a few months.
Two Florentine Musician Friends took over the shop in 1991. The family group rediscovered original recipes and took it on themselves to reproduce the recipes using quality ingredients to ensure that the original flavours were not lost.
In 2001 the shop went through a restructuring and renovation process.
There are so many choices to make but maybe this list may help:
Crema – the original recipe cooked in the old way and contains lemon rind and vanilla
Pistacchio – containing natural sicilian pistacchios as well as hazelnut and almond
Cassata Siciliana – made with ricotta cheese and candy fruits
Panna con Amarene – black cherries
Nocciolsa – soft chocolate and haselnuts
Fiordilatte con Miele e Sesamo – chestnuts, honey and sesame seeds
Sorbetti – made from water, peach, melon, water melon and other seasonal fruits
Granita – fresh fruits and no colouring agents
Semifreddi – speciality of the house with whipped cream
Who wants to join us for Gelato in Florence?