In London, you find pubs on every street’s corner, in Italy, you find gelaterias in every street; but like the London pubs, not all gelaterias are the same. If like us, you are a bit of a foodie (Food-snob? Yep, maybe and proud!) you will be desperately looking for THE best gelato, and in the process pulling up a bit of weight.
So let’s save your waistline and some time! We found the best gelato in Tuscany and it happens to be in San Gimignano.
It is one of the most beautiful villages in the region, famous for its medieval towers so you can kill two birds with one stone by visiting the place while enjoying a fig and ricotta gelato (yes it’s a flavour and yes it’s delicious).
San Gimignano is about an hour out of Florence and 45 minutes out of Siena, so once again you will need a car to get there. When the said car is parked, head to the main square. You will see a queue forming in front of a small shop entrance. You found it! Here is Gelateria Dondoli!
Join the queue, but don’t worry, you won’t get bored! Sergio Dondoli, the owner and Maestro Gelatiere will be there to keep you company. He joins the crowd, introduces himself and shares his passion for gelato. If you have the chance to meet him, like we did, make sure to ask for his recommendations!
After 10-15 minutes, here you are, in front of the dozens of flavours. It can be a little overwhelming to choose, hence why I took zero pictures at that point as I was too busy drooling.
If you feel adventurous, go for some of their specialities, one flavour even has gorgonzola in it! If you feel more conventional, a classic like fragola or nocciola will never disappoint. No matter what your choice is, it will be delicious!
Now go and walk that gelato off in San Gimignano!