Gelato Festival, or How to Gain 3 Pounds in 2 Hours

On Saturday we went to the Gelato Festival. I KNOW. I’ve only been here a month but I’m already a slave to gelato. So, when I saw that there was a big festival to celebrate everyone’s fav chilly treat, I was READY.

The festival took place at Piazzale Michelangelo, a piazza about a 30 minute walk away from our apartment. The piazza itself is located across the Arno River, and you have climb up a bunch of stairs to get to the top. The walk/climb requires a lot of effort, but the view is 100% worth it.

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Gelato ready.
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View from the Ponte Vecchio.
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Ponte Vecchio.
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Cool street art.
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Piazza chillin’.
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Florence from the piazzale.

When we got to the top, the piazza was filled with people. The festival is essentially a gelato competition. You buy what’s called a “gelato card” for 12 euro. This includes a free tote bag (!!!!!), a chocolate bar (!!!!!!!!!!!!), and 5 gelato (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). There are about 20 gelato places and flavors to choose from. You go to the kiosk that sounds good, ask for the gelato, and they cross it off of your card. After you try the 5 gelato, you go and vote for your favorite and then get one more gelato. It’s essentially the best festival ever. Great views and good tastes.

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Shadows.
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David.
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NUTELLA.
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We found cats on our way down.
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For my papa.

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