Gelato Festival

The 2017 Gelato festival will be the seventh edition. It is the most important event in the Italian ice cream sub-sector.

April 12, 2016

A must when in Italy

The world has a lot of fantastic types of food to thank Italy for: pasta, pizza, minestrone soup and risotto. Gelato has to be added to this list. Italian ice-cream is one of the most-loved desserts in the world and sets standards for other ice-creams around the world.

The itinerary

If there is any doubt it, it is easily dispelled by the crowds that attend the annual Gelato Festival. The 2017 Annual Gelato Festival will be held in different locations as follows: Florence from April 21-25, Rome from April 29 to May 1, Turin from May 25-28 and Milan from June 1-4.

How to access

To participate in the event, all you need to do is purchase a Gelato Card which you can do online. With the card, you can become a judge in the panel of public judges and you’ll get to sample all the delicious competing flavors as well as other unique and original flavors offered by sponsors who are not allowed to participate in the contest. The Gelato Card also allows you to take part in all the reserved events.

The pioneer of gelato

The 2017 Gelato festival will be the seventh edition. It is the most important event in the Italian ice cream sub-sector. The first one was hosted in Florence, which is considered the pioneer of gelato. It is a touring festival that goes around Italy and Europe for five months and covers nine cities. The event takes around three food trucks: a tasting venue, workshop, and event area. Star-rated chefs and master ice cream makers will produce their best gelato, which will be judged by the panel of public judges and another of expert judges who will pick a winner at each stage before a European winner is crowned in the last stage.

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