Florence is an old, old city that is young, artsy, vibrant and edgy, and definitely one of my favorite cities I’ve had the good fortune to visit

By Protima Tiwary

Florence is a small city, 20 minutes from end to end and it started out being a 500m sq space that was home to the Medici family, a family that built the city.

During our stay in this city, we visited the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia, and came face to face with the works of the likes of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante, Sandro Botticelli, Raphael and many more.

When you’re in Florence, do not miss out on any of the art. Look out for the days where the museums allow free entry, it’ll help you save a lot.

Visit Florence for it’s art, architecture, history, pizza and gelato. And since this was the place where I tasted what I can easily call the best gelato in the world, I thought of doing this gelato guide.

My Sugar The ingredients are sourced directly from San Lorenzo (the famous market in Florence) and the creamy, award-winning gelatos are so good you’d want to go in for round 2.

Gelateria dei Neri Located right round the corner from the Uffizi Gallery, this gelateria is definitely one of my favorites.

Grom If unique flavours is what you’re looking for, pop in at GROM and choose from a wide range of fun flavours that include chocolate based as well as fruit based flavours.

Cantina del Gelato This one is on the ‘other side of the river’ upon crossing the Ponte Vecchio.

Gelateria La Carraia The super creamy, super soft gelato here is quite the favorite amongst both locals and tourists, and it should come as no surprise that this store is always buzzing with people.

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