Good ice creams - Gelato - as recommended by Villa Stabbia
Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, derived from the Latin word
"gelatus" (meaning frozen). In English this word commonly refers to
varieties of ice cream made in a traditional Italian style. The gelato is
usually made with milk, cream, various sugars, and flavouring such as
chocolate, fresh fruit and nut purees. It is generally lower in calories,
fat and sugar than industrial-made, supermarket ice cream.
Cioccolato & Company
Via Bruceto 4, 51010 Massa e Cozzile
As the name suggests, the Cioccolato & Company shop sells not only ice crème but also excellent chocolates and
absolutely delicious cakes.
Voted one of the 10 best ice-cream places in Tuscany.
Via Lucchese, 51011 Borgo A Buggiano
Ultimo Kilometro is run by former professional cyclist Paolo Fornaciari,
who during his career rode for several Italian cycling teams including Mercatone One,
Saeco, Mapei, and Lampre. Being a sprinter, Paolo Fornaciari, who often serves the
costumers himself, named his gelataria after the final phase of a road race:
the finishing kilometer.
One of the runners-up for the list of the 10 best gelateria in Tuscany (April 2015).
Bottega del Gelato
Corso Roma 24, 51016 Montecatini Terme
Two of the main advantages of Bottega del Gelato are the long opening hours,
usually until midnight, and that they remain open during the siesta.
They also sell fruits, such as oranges and lemons, filled with gelato, and serve an excellent coffee.
La mia Gelateria Da Gomma
Via Pistoiese 23, 51016 Montecatini Terme
Among the best but most inexpensive gelateria in Montecatini, their smallest cone is sold at 1€.
Worthy of mentioning is also their home made cones made of rice flour (hence gluten free).
Via Verdi 92, 51010 Montecatini Terme
Bargilli is of course best known for their "Chialdi di
Montecatini" wafers. A typical sweet specialty from Montecatini Terme
dating back to the beginning of 1900.
The round and very fragile almonds and sugar flavoured pastry
wafers are traditionally consumed to ice cream, tea, hot chocolate or Vin Santo (from Villa Stabbia of course).
The ice cream served by Bargili, that the Chialdi normally accompany, comes
A big thank you to Dorte and Jacob from Denmark for collecting the information
and sampling all the ice-creams offered by the Gelaterias in the vicinity of Villa Stabbia.