In search of the best ice-cream in Italy

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A Gelato Festival needs no introduction, particularly when it takes place in Italy. The Festival tour takes place in Florence between 30 April and 3 May before moving on to Parma, Naples, Bari, Milan, Turin, Rome and, at the end of July, Sicily.

In Florence, three of the city’s main piazzas will be taken over by the maestri of ice-cream making, enticing visitors with dollops of ‘pane e cioccolato’ and other mouth-watering frozen treats. Buy a Gelato Card for just €5 to get the opportunity to vote for your favourite flavour (and taste a lot of ice-cream).

Stay in the heart of the action at the Platinhome Suites in the Piazza della Repubblica. Visit