1. Gelateria La Sorbettiera
Gelato has always been a family affair for Antonio, the passionate owner of La Sorbettiera in Piazza Tasso, a quiet square in the beloved San Frediano neighbourhood that mostly attracts locals, a meaningful choice for the owner. He got his start apprenticing in a gelato shop owned by his brother and sister-in-law at the age of 16 in Germany before continuing the sweet journey in Florence with wife Elisa. Their tiny outpost nestled in the square is an accumulation of their curious and worldly passion, a constant research into new flavours and combinations in 16 daily fresh offerings, all the while adhering to using the best raw materials money can buy. You’ll find a delicious blend of classic favourites such as Bronte pistachio, Antonio’s mouth-watering signature salted caramel and a rich “Catrame” 75% chocolate, also available in sorbet form. Also expect concoctions inspired by the couple’s two children and more exotic combinations: think turmeric and almond, gorgonzola and pine nuts.