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Vivoli: the flavours of Italy in a gelato artigianalo

gourmet heritage

Just steps from the Santa Croce Basilica and the Museo dell'Opera, Vivoli dishes out delicious ice cream until midnight.

Admire the frescoes of Giotto, look in at the nave of the basilica and the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli, and the cenotaph of Dante. Join the horde of tourists in the cloister, now the Museo dell'Opera, and stand transfixed before the bronze of Saint Louis of Toulouse by Donatello. Linger in the Pazzi chapel, admiring its dome decorated with glazed ceramics by Luca della Robbia. And then head straight to Vivoli for a pear-caramel or chocolate-orange ice cream.

A small dairy converted into an ice-cream parlour in 1932, Serafino Vivoli has built its reputation on its unparalleled knack for whipping cream. The Florentines consider it the best in the city for its homemade ice cream crafted from seasonal ingredients and served in cardboard pots.

Vivoli
Via Dell'Isola delle Stinche, 7/R
50122 Firenze

+39 055 292 334

www.vivoli.it

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