In Italy ice cream is more than a summer dessert, you can have it in every season almost at every hour. At least, I do. Badiani is one of the historical ice cream shops in town. Back in 1979 they even invented a new gelato flavour named Buontalenti (in honor of a Florentine architect who lived during the Renaissance) and they still proudly keep its recipe a secret, so if you want to try it out you have no choice but to go there.
Badiani offers, besides a wide choice of ice cream flavours, a broad sweet-pastry and cold-cake assortment, but, honestly, I go there only for ice cream. There’s another flavour I love and I always pair it with Buontalenti, its name is cremino! Such a name in Italy can mean anything involving cream, but in this case, it is a delicious (in my opinion) mix of egg-cream and chocolate.
You can get there on foot (it takes about 30 minutes from the Cathedral) or by getting on buses number 11 and 17 at San Marco Square and getting off at bus stop “Mille 05”. It stays open every day (except Tuesdays) from 07:00 – 01:00, just to be sure you can find the time to visit them.