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Vivoli, Florence

Vivoli, Florence

If you are going to try gelato – do it in Florence, where it was created. And this particular shop opened as early as 1929 – the oldest gelateria in the city. They have upwards of twenty flavors and small servings starting at €2.5 to upward of €6 depending on your appetite. They make their artisanal gelato from scratch in small batches every morning, and you can tell fresh fruits were used to make the smooth, dense, and intense concoction (no additives and no artificial preservatives). Note that it is served exclusively in a cup, as tradition dictates – and never in a cone! Additionally, their affogato – hot espresso poured over vanilla gelato in a pre-chilled cup – is drinkable perfection.

In the back of the little gelateria are small tables and chairs to sit and enjoy the experience. If you are nearby for breakfast, their cappuccino, pastries, and out-of-the-oven homemade cakes are superb. Try also the affogato – hot espresso poured over vanilla gelato in a pre-chilled cup. You will love this dessert, even if you don't like espresso!

Opening Hours:
From April 1st to October 31st:
Tuesday to Saturday from 7.30 am to 12 am; Sunday from 9 am to 12 pm;

From November 1st to March 31st:
Tuesday to Saturday from 7.30 am to 9 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm.

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Sight Name: Vivoli
Sight Location: Florence, Italy
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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