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.
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.