I may have learned how to pick out good gelato from “fake” gelato while on a food tour in Rome, but I learned the art of tasting gelati and discovering new Italian gelato flavors while spending a summer in Bologna.
Thankfully, Italian portions are small compared to the melon-sized scoops of ice cream you get in the states. So, it makes tasting multiple flavors more pleasurable to the palate as well as the waist line.
6 Italian Gelato Flavors To Taste While In Italy
1. Nocciola – hazelnut
2. Croccantino – caramel with crunchy nuts, either almonds or hazelnuts
3. Zabaione – egg cream, like a custard flavor
4. Stracciatella – vanilla with chocolate chips
5. Spagnola – vanilla with sour cherries (though the literal translation is “Spanish”)
6. Fragola – strawberry
And if the mere mention of those flavors aren’t enough to get your mouth watering, here’s some gratuitous food porn. Candid iPhone photos of some of the gelati I couldn’t resist while in Italy.
The apartment in Bologna was provided by the Emilia-Romagna Tourism Board as part of the #BlogVille campaign created by iAmbassador. As always, my thoughts, opinions and enthusiasm for travel and food are entirely my own.