This is the first page I have completed of our trip to Italy in May. I used the spoons from our last gelato.
Who knew that after traveling nearly half way around the world one of the most memorable things you would do would be eating ice cream! Itís true though, the gelato is a vital part of the visit to Italy.
Gelato was everywhere in the cities we visited. We were prepared and had read about the best gelaterias in our guide book and according to it the best place in Rome was a rival for the best gelateria in all of Italy! So of course we had to find it. The Gelato di San Crispino was around the corner from the Trevi Fountain. So after we visited the fountain we started trying to figure out the map and find the street names to take us to Via della Panetteria, 42. Itís confusing in there because the streets are at angles and there are several of them. Or maybe we just stink at looking at Roman street maps. We read that this gelateria is owned (or was started) by brothers and they refuse to serve their gelato in cones because it would conflict with the flavors. Every gelateria we visited served their ice cream with these tiny colored plastic spoons that look more like miniature snow shovels. &#61514; David hated that they were so tiny and says that next time heíll pack his own ice cream spoon, but I thought it made you savor the experience more and that was important. The two spoons I saved were from San Crispino which was, if I remember correctly, our last gelato.
My absolute favorite flavor was the panna cotta I had at the gelateria at the west end of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. I would guess that we went there at least 4 times in just three days! I had caramel in one place and it wasnít so good and I normally love caramel, it had crunchy pieces in it so I guess it was a different kind of caramel than I expected, more like brittle burnt sugar. Davidís favorite flavor might have been the pistachio with crunchy pistachio slivers in it from San Crispino. Heís noncommittal on this though, saying it was all good, and it was!
Crillon paper (ETA: credited with most of the pretty design), distress ink, very little doodling (ETA: corner of title and dots around middle picture), and hidden journaling. :)