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The best gelato in Italy is...

My favorite was in Verona. I had "Romeo" and "Giulietta" flavors. Romeo was dark chocolate, caramel, and crushed roasted peanuts, and Guilietta was vanilla with chocolate sauce, and whole roasted hazelnuts.

This isn't my photo, but it does look like what I found there:

In Roma, my favorite place was right beside the Trevi fountain. I had an excellent stracciatella (vanilla gelato with "solid" chocolate viens) there, and was told afterward that that flavor was the most popular with the local Romans.

In Firenze, we went in search of a place that was supposed to sell lemon and sage gelato, but never did find it. The best I got was near the Ponte Vecchio, on the old city side. I probably ordered a chocolate of some sort.

In Sorrento, we had Baccio (hazelnut) down by the ferry terminal. Yum.

In Milano, I had a combination of Coconut and Limone. Quite decent.

Nothing beat the stuff in Verona, for me, though.

September 25, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kgm_7

Pistacchio was my favourite flavour :D

September 25, 2014

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We had homemade pistacchio liqueur (!) in Amalfi, along with homemade limoncello. Both would have been about 80 proof (40% alcohol).

The pistacchio liqueur was icy cold, green, and thick, but OMG was it ever good. We bought a bottle and hauled it around for ten days befopre bringing it home. All gone now; I guess I'll need to go back!

September 25, 2014

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Never in my life have I eaten such a delicious desert as gelato :( I heard it was healthier than ice cream.

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KateM303

Strawberry was my to go to flavor, I loved the strawberry Gelato. When my family was in Italy we got gelato twice a day. After lunch and after dinner. :p Now I want gelato!!

September 25, 2014

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The nice part is that since you do so much walking, you don't gain weight when you eat gelato twice a day.

I love ice cream but I couldn't get enough gelato over there.

September 25, 2014

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Oh, you're making me miss Italy so much! I was only there for a short time, but I remember there being an abundance of Gelato everywhere, the Stracciatella was amazing.

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KarenHJensen

Limone e meloni mescolati insieme a Capri! A Firenze non ricordo il sapore, ma in un gelateria vicino Ponte Trinita in Oltra Arno

September 26, 2014

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yum!! a lingot for the photo and the tasty descriptions! grazie

September 26, 2014

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Best gelato is in Italy :-) BTW, what you had in Sorrento is bacio

September 26, 2014

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The one I ate at the Piazzale Michelango in Firenze last May... _ Stracciatella is the best flavor!

September 27, 2014

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Ciliegia is my all-time favourite. I had great gelato in both Roma and Siena, but I actually prefer the gelato they make at Bar Italia in my home town (owned an run by an Italian family).

September 27, 2014
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