Gelato is one of Italy’s most well-known inventions and a delicious treat that most everyone enjoys. Invented by the Italian chef, Procopio Cutò, who sold the sweet treat at his “Café Procope” in the 17th-century Paris, the concoction was successful enough to earn a special license from King Louis XIV. Gelato’s modern-day popularity is clear when strolling through Italian streets, where over 5,000 gelaterie sell their hand-crafted products. With this many places to choose from, where will you start? Here, we will share local Venetian tips on where to find the best gelato in Venice Italy.
Near Piazzale Roma
You will arrive in Venice either at Piazzale Roma or at the train station. Soothe your fatigue with gelato at Gelateria San Leonardo, located on the main street that leads towards the city center. Here you will also find Grom, a local gelato chain, both at the station itself and scattered around the city. In addition to gelato, Grom also sells chocolate and other delicacies. We also like the gelateria near Ca’ d’Oro, the wondrous building on the Grand Canal that houses a fine museum.
In the Rialto area on the side of San Marco, there’s a very popular gelateria called Suso (though it’s mostly popular with tourists). On your way to San Marco in an area called Calle Malvasia, you’ll find a chocolate “jewelry” called VizioVirtù with specialty gelato flavors during the summer. Just a few meters before reaching the Piazza, you’ll find Fantasy, which is another great gelateria. It has two locations: one in Calle dei Fabbri and the other in Campo San Gallo.
Near the Accademia
If you head towards the Accademia, you’ll find the old Café Paolin, which prepares amazing gelato that you can enjoy while relaxing at a table in the beautiful Campo San Stefano. Once you cross the Accademia bridge, make sure you go to the Zattere, where Gelateria Nico offers some of the best gelato available. You can try their gianduiotto da passeggio: a swirled masterpiece made with gianduia gelato buried in loads of fresh whipped cream. To die for!
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