This ice cream shop needs no introduction because those who love ice cream in Florence know that the great ritual of the cone and cup is celebrated at Gelateria Dei Neri.
In the historic center, just a stone’s throw from the Uffizi Gallery and exactly in the same street as the famous Antico Vinaio. Do you know what this means? That the paired Schiacciata and then ice-cream at the Gelateria Dei Neri is the perfect combination to give your day a tasty boost in the streets of the Tuscan capital. The line (it moves fast, don’t worry) often quite lengthy, will show you the way to the door of this paradise of creamy sweetness. Few frills and lots of taste, the location does not pay too much attention to aesthetics and has the flavor of one of those traditional family-run places that only produce the best.
So no more talk and no taste! Chocolate lovers will be surprised by the numerous variations of this taste. From Modica (with the sugar that “bumps” under the teeth) to pure fondant passing through the orange one up to the legendary Moretto of via Dei Neri, so dense and creamy that you feel like you are eating cold Nutella (pure enjoyment for gourmands). Of the same consistency and equally legendary, you can enjoy salted butter caramel which you have to try atleast once in your life. The ricotta and figs are also a must try as Indicated by Lonely Planet. Ranging from traditional to more refined flavors with a wide variety of choices for celiacs and vegans. If instead you find yourself in the dense heat of the Florentine summer and prefer something lighter, the fruit flavors (which vary according to the season) will refresh your palate with equal sweetness.
Don’t hesitate, if you are in Florence and overwhelmed by a sudden desire for sweetness, in via dei Neri they will know exactly how to lull you in delicious combinations from the most classical to the most daring.