Italy’s Best Gelato Shop Is Hidden In This Charming Town
His love for gelato started early on. His first memories were when his grandfather who was also a gelato artisan showed him how gelato is made. “It was like magic.” Says Marco who from that point never stopped learning the various ways of gelato making in Florence.
Marco not only studied the ins and outs of gelato making in the classrooms but also during his travels around Italy. He learned the best recipes and practices from Sicily to Florence where he ended up opening his first gelateria.
Florence is not only the birthplace of the Renaissance but also the birthplace of gelato. His gelateria was number one on Tripadvisor for many years. Until one day Marco and his wife Cinzia closed up their shop in Florence and moved to Borgo San Lorenzo.
I knew his gelateria from Florence. Whenever I revisited my favorite city I was always looking forward to trying out new flavors at his gelato shop. Therefore, I was surprised and sad to see the closed shop and quickly visited their to ask them about what happened. When they told me that they simply moved from Florence to Borgo San Lorenzo I knew I have to visit the new gelato shop and find out why they moved their fan-favorite gelateria.
High quality & organic ingredients
Marco believes in quality over quantity, as a result, he wanted to work in a place where he can spend more time in his laboratory experimenting with ingredients. Furthermore, he wanted to have a gelato shop in a town close to local suppliers who are able to bring fresh, organic ingredients to his gelateria.
Even after the gelato making process, you can still clearly taste all the ingredients in his gelato. Four of my favorites were the peach, hazelnut, chocolate sorbet, and a cream with organic ricotta cheese.
I had the chance of visiting some of the small local farms and try out the raw ingredients he uses in his gelato. Now I know how Ricotta is made and how incredible its smell and taste are when its fresh. As well as how sweet Italy’s famous ‘Bianca Rosa‘ (white rose) peach smells like.
Marco works with small local farms who are also dedicated to serving high-quality, organic products to their customers.
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