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Prepare your taste buds! Is coming in the squares Florence Gelato Festival! For the gourmet, the appointment is in Florence from 25 the 29 May 2011 | Traveling Easy
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Prepare your taste buds! Is coming in the squares Florence Gelato Festival! For the gourmet, the appointment is in Florence from 25 the 29 May 2011 | Traveling Easy

Written by Michela | 18 April, 2011 8:30

All ready to taste the new flavors of summer 2011? Starts in Florence 25 May The second edition of Florence Ice Cream Festival. The event, which will last until 29 May to ensure a full five days of events and tastings, presents many new.

The Ice Festival arrives in Florence Oltrarno, to involve even more residents and tourists. The Craft Village will be set up in fact Piazza Pitti. to laboratories to view, where the ice cream makers prepare their tastes and will take turns to produce the goodies, and was for tasting will host one of the most beautiful and famous buildings of the city, Medici residence that opens onto Boboli Gardens. The ice cream also will come from throughout Italy to participate in the Festival and will be more numerous than last year.

The Industrial Village, instead, is confirmed in the setting of precious Piazza della Repubblica, in the heart of the city, halfway between Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Pitti reached by a leisurely stroll along the Ponte Vecchio. Will host the delights Sammontana, with the opportunity to discover the secrets of the only true Italian ice cream industry, this year involved "in his own way" in celebration of the 150 anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

And the history of the country will be represented by the presence of Locksmiths 1905, icon of excellence of Made in Italy ": Bologna will be the company to "sign", with its products for ice cream, everyone in the scene in Florence. At the head of the Guinness Ice Cream, an innovation-based Amarena Fabbri submitted in January and will be enjoyed by the public of the city.

Another novelty will be the time extended: the stands will be open every day by 12 all 24, because the visitors have more time to enjoy the Festival in all its forms.

The program from the inaugural conference of the workshop, the gala dinner Out of Festival events, many initiatives and opportunities for entertainment make life in the city sweet and carefree. The program includes workshops for children and workshops for adults, musical and many happy hours in ice cream. A special area will be dedicated to training for excellence in ice cream, Protagonist la Carpigiani University, the School of Gelato that will organize the world's most prestigious practice tests to give everyone the opportunity to learn the art of ice cream, creating your own taste "!

Finally, In 150 ith the unification of Italy great attention will be devoted to ice cream as a product 100% Italian, based raw materials and specialties of the peninsula and built using technology and creativity, machinery, recipes and experience exclusively made in Italy. After all, Florence Gelato Festival will also be a way to return the Tuscan capital capital, but the most appreciated of the sweet cold in the country and the world. 

To promote creativity Italian special guest will be ROUND of IFI SpA., the first - and only - round rotating gelato display of history that will give the Florence Ice Cream Festival 2011 a new appeal, of innovation and attention to design high quality. ROUND has already been exposed to the MFA Design Collection at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the World Cup in South Africa and Istanbul, part of the events related to the city as European Capital of Culture 2010.Florence Ice Cream Festival is organized with the involvement of the Chamber of Commerce, industry, Crafts and Agriculture of Florence, Confartigianato Florence, Confcommercio Florence, Confesercenti Florence, Confindustria Firenze, CNA Florence and the National Committee for Defence and the spread of ice cream and own production. Info www.firenzegelatofestival.it