Six Gifts of Florence
When in Florence do as the Florentines do, which is enjoying best ice-cream in the world. Just one taste, is all it takes to comprehend why Italian gelato has a worldwide reputation. It mesmerizes like cold clouds of sweetness, like a colorful dream you wish lasted forever. Gelato was first introduced during the Renaissance period in our very own city of Florence, and the man behind it was Bernardo Buontalenti. He was one of the most important Italian architects and engineers of the sixteenth century who has gifted the humankind with a number of inventions, most importantly, a unique ice-cream refrigeration technique, which made it possible for the aristocracy to enjoy cold desserts during hot summer months.