Friday, September 01, 2023

Edoardo Il Gelato - UNA Dreamed City Hotel: Not one cloud at Midnight - A Rare Sight of Full Moon in Florence

Florence of Pinocchio fame aka Firenze has Bathrooms like no other

Chic and contemporary, UNAHOTELS Vittoria Firenze is ideally situated in Florence’s charming San Frediano historic district nearby the lush hills of Monte Olivet.

Close to the Uffizi Gallery, the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge, the iconic Piazza della Signoria square and the Church of Santa Maria Novella from the hotel’s doorstep.

The UNAHOTELS Vittoria Firenze houses spacious and cosy guest rooms full of style and sophistication with a unique showers and décor of beautiful mosaics, lavish bed linens and lively colours.


There are many legitimate reasons to go to Italy: the history, the architecture, the scenic views, and those picturesque cobblestone streets. 

And coffee and food, of course. Hand-made pastas, Neapolitan-style pizza, and gelato. 

Lots and lots of gelato. Grabbing a scoop of good, high-quality gelato to cool off after a long day of touring or to enjoy during an evening stroll is part of the Italian experience. 

And, unlike other Italian specialties, gelato is ubiquitous and can be found in its most delicious and authentic form in every region and city, including Florence. After several trips and many, many scoops later, we confidently bring you our guide to the best gelato in Florence.

Florence claims to be the birthplace of gelato.  In the late 1500’s, Bernardo Buontalenti created the creamy cold treat by adding some milk and honey (and possibly eggs or liquor) to sorbetto(sorbet). Then, in 1979, there was a competition in Florence to recreate Buontalenti’s invention. And, it was decided that Gelateria Pasticceria Badiani’s recipe was the closest.  (Whatever we do we must not mention grappa or top secret location of best Affogato, which is served through a wine window at Gelateria Vivoli in Florence)

Edoardo Gelato is the first certified organic gelateria in Tuscany. Under the shadow of Brunelleschi’s Cupola in Piazza del Duomo in Florence, we serve artisanal ice cream with a genuine taste, where quality and sustainability are the core of everything we do.

 Edoardo uses organic ingredients, and their attention to detail extends even to the cones. Yes, the cones are handcrafted right before your eyes, sometimes still warm from the press!

The gelato itself is heavenly. Dense, rich, and bursting with flavor. Even their vegan options have skeptics changing their minds. From the fresh and juicy peach to the exquisite pistachio, every flavor is a triumph.

The shop exudes charm with its vintage and shabby-chic style. However, due to its small size, expect a wait during peak hours. The queue can stretch for up to half an hour, but trust me when I say it’s worth every minute. Some Belgium 🇧🇪 couples just fly to Florence to indulge in gelato … 🍧 

 Edoardo Il Gelato Biologico Piazza Duomo

Walking 4 km at midnight under full moon 🌝 🕛