Seriously, you knew my blog about Italy could not go long without a shout-out to one of my all-time favorite foods – GELATO!   As many of you may know (as I go on and on about it), Bologna has THE best gelateria in the WORLD (seriously, Food and Wine Magazine said so!).  The Sorbetteria Castiglione just does it like no one else and I have made it my sacred quest (think Monty Python’s Holy Grail) to work my way through all the flavors.   Luckily for me, there is an Italian custom of having at LEAST 2 flavors at once. I have no idea why, but you simply cannot order just one flavor – well, I don’t think it’s as verboten as putting cheese on you spaghetti with vongole (clams), but akin to asking for a bottle of ketchup at a fancy NY steakhouse – if you persist, you will likely be accommodated, but not without accompanying scornful looks.

I have not taken any photos (lest you be jealous – and it’s also hard to photograph with a cone of gelato in your hands), but here is their website (a click on upper right British flag will get you the English version)…

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  1. Buona fortuna tesora!

  2. ryn

     /  April 9, 2012

    we think we know what ice cream is and then we go to Italy, eh?

  3. Ako

     /  April 9, 2012

    Oh. So. Jealous! I love gelato! Love & miss you!


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