Ice Cream Festival, The traveling festival on ice-cream

Did you know that there is an event dedicated to one of the most delighting gastronomic of Italy? Ice Cream Festival was officially founded in 2013 and now in its seventh edition, is confirmed as the most important international event about italian’s ice cream makers. It is a traveling festival that runs not only Italy but also in Europe, traveling for five months and stopping in nine cities. Its main feature is the presence of three pickup trucks (food truck), specially created for the event: Buontalenti, the big workshop in view; Caterina, the ice-cream school; Ruggeri, the space dedicated to tasting itineraries.

The Ice Cream Festival is also an European competition that awards the best Italian and foreign gelato makers, leading in the race unique flavors created just for the event: one hundred in all, eighteen each stage.

The votes of a panel of experts and those of a jury, in fact, determine the winner of each stage as well as the European winner of the final. Each city will have the pleasure of knowing the best gelato of their territory, presented exclusively for the event.

Started in Florence on April 21st, the festival has gone along the cities of Parma, Rome, Naples and Turin. From June 2nd to 12th  it stops in Milan and soon will be in London, Berlin and Valencia. Finally, coming back to the Florence it will be held the final from the 1rst to the 4th of September.

Many events and will be scheduled throughout the duration of this amazing event, including workshops and the opportunity to watch some chefs preparing ice-cream. Within all, important chefs, ice-cream makers and prestigious companies, the main point of the event it is to spread to the world the excellencies of the Italian ice-cream.

The entrance to the exhibition will be free as usual, but to taste the ice-cream is required the Gelato card, which allows you to taste five cups among the different flavours, as well as to vote the most appreciated among those ones. In addition,  you have free access to courses of the Ice cream school. The Gelato card can be purchased on-line, on the Ice Cream Festival site, at a cost of 7 € or on-site (price varies depending on the stage), and can be used any day of the festival.

Crowned by a crispy waffle or nestled on a golden and crumbly cone, embellished with a fluffy cloud of whipped cream or delicious chocolate drops, discover the soft and fresh taste of the summer king. Read the IT5 of the week.


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