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.

The Westin Palace, Milan

Our downtown location is convenient to the city’s famous shopping and monuments. This historic luxury hotel is an elegant and sophisticated meeting point for business and leisure travellers alike.

The Westin Excelsior Rome

Since 1906, The Westin Excelsior, Rome has hosted celebrities, statesmen, and artists visiting the Eternal City. The hotel, which was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, enjoys a prime location in the celebrated Via Veneto district.

Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center

Ingenuity and intuitive service make our hotel a favored place for meeting, socializing, and relaxing, with an innately Italian flair.

Bonus Starpoints

Earn now bonus Starpoints® when you stay with us. 10% off your next suite and breakfast included.
Book Now

Free Wi-Fi

Get free internet when you book with us. Stay connected when traveling at our hotels and resorts in Italy.
Book Now

Saint John festivity in Catania: a celebration of religion and folklore

Every year, on June 23rd and 24th the local community in San Giovanni di Galermo is gathered as a sign of devotion and spirituality to celebrate the Patron Saint John the Baptist in a mix of religiosity and folklore.

La Biennale di Venezia 2018

The Venice Biennale is one of those events that is part of the Italian and international collective culture and represents a moment of sharing, discovery and debate on art, architecture, dance and the cinema that involves the most enchanting places in Venice.

Bellagio and Cernobbio: a trip among the beauties of Lake Como

Two gems in the heart of Lake Como: Bellagio and Cernobbio are two paradises a stone's throw from the capital of Lombardy, an area of ​​charming villas, elegant shops, parks and gardens.