While time has not taken its toll on Florence, it has taken its toll on Vivoli. Should you find yourself in Florence, skip it. Uninspired flavors, small portions, and unfriendly service make it an exception to most other gelaterias, so why bother? La Carraia provided generous portions, interesting flavors with a creamy texture to match -- it was no surprise that there was always a line outside. Even better, though, was Gelateria della Passera that offered the most inspiring flavors, including cioccolato all'arancia (Chocolate with orange) and pompelmo rosa (pink grapefruit) which I combined with limone. We have a winnner. Perfection!
Each was so different from the rest that one could not choose a favorite, but if I had only one more night to eat in Florence and had to choose from these three, I would choose I'Brindellone with Il Santo Bevitore a close second, both of which I have reviewed on TripAdvisor. So that's my foodie's report from heaven in Florence. Never fear, we did not just eat -- we saw a great deal of art, architecture, and historic sites, and hopefully a post on those will follow. There is one breathtaking site after another in Florence, and I appreciated that more on this visit than ever before. Sightseeing, though, is tiring...one needs sustenance....so...here's my best evidence of our time well spent.