What could be better than a cool gelato to refresh the mind and body in the summer heat? Here's our selection of the best 'gelaterie' in Milan!
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If you are a gelato (the Italian word for ice cream) lover, you are lucky, since you happen to find yourself in ‘the’ land of gelato par excellence! Though Milan boasts a profusion of good gelaterie, we’ve picked some of our favourites to help you ease your research of the best options in the city.
Antica Gelateria Sartori
If you happen to be in the area around the Stazione Centrale, possibly because you’re either departing or arriving from here, look for an ice cream stall called Antica Gelateria Sartori, overlooking piazza Luigi di Savoia. Instead of psychedelic colours and trendy décor, you’ll find authentic, high-quality ice cream that has been titillating the taste buds of the Milanese and tourists for the past 80 years. Vegan, lactose and gluten-free options are also available.
Il Massimo del Gelato
Another traditional, highly-sought after gelateria in the city is Il Massimo del Gelato, in the Corso Sempione/Arco della Pace district, renowned, above all, for its infinite, and delicious, variations on the theme of chocolate. Highlights include dark chocolate with gold leaves, 99% dark chocolate and chocolate and pepper variations.
Pavé Gelati e Granite
An absolute must for those looking to try alternative flavours and unusual pairings is Pavé Gelati e Granite in the V Giornate district. Its dedication to only the freshest, high-quality ingredients has earned it a wide-reaching reputation. Try its coffee and cardamom or almond and Maraschino cherry flavours, or cool off with a mouth watering granita (sorbet).