Now in its 9th edition, the Gelato Festival is the most important event dedicated to the world of Italian gelato. A European competition that recognises the best Italian and foreign gelato artisans and the flavours they create for the tour. A festival "on the road" that from April to September travels through Italy and the rest of Europe bringing goodness, joy, experience, culture. The votes of a panel of experts and those of the public determine the winner of each stage. From city to city, for the duration of the Festival award-winning chefs, gelato masters, important and prestigious firms in the business will share the fantastic world of Italian gelato. Become a part of the voting public, taste the best new flavours: your vote, together with those of a jury of experts, will decide the winner of the individual stages and the name of the chef who will continue the journey to the Gelato Festival World Masters, the global competition that in 2021 will compare the best chefs in the world.
Do you want to join the fantastic world of Gelato Festival and decide who will win? Buy one now, at the event entrance or in advance, saving money and time. This way you can taste the flavours, both competing and not, always unique and original. Participate in all the events reserved for ticket holders and activities of the Gelato Festival, vote the flavour that you like best. The ticket is valid for one day and is ALL INCLUSIVE. If you buy it during the Festival it is valid for that day. If you buy it in advance it is valid for the day you pick it up at the Festival ticket booth during opening hours. Note: the number of flavours you can taste may change in each city. Check which and how many exceptional flavours are included in the ticket of the stage you want to participate in.
Unique and original flavours created just for the Gelato Festival. Each city where the tour stops will host a challenge up to a maximum of 16 gelato chef, each with a brand new flavour candidate to win the title of best of the stage. In addition to the challenging flavours, on every stage there will be flavours created by the sponsors. With your ticket you can taste all flavours and reward what you like best. Discover how to participate and let your favorite flavour win.
Great news are scheduled every day, at the Gelato Festival Europa. An opportunity you can’t miss,with renowned chefs, master gelato makers and the most important companies in the sector will accompany you in the world of Italian gelato and in the “made in Italy” culture that makes it one of the most popular products in the world. With your ticket you can participate in all the events of the Gelato Festival, discover the skills of the artisans and become part of a gelato-making lesson
The fun is guaranteed!
Fun is guaranteed at the Gelato Festival! The village offers plenty of space where to sit back, relax and taste your own artisan gelato. And more: Gelato Festival gives you a day in joy with its many activities. Discover with your friends, your family or whoever you like all the secrets of the history of gelato and its most captivating recipes. This and much more to spend an unforgettable day with us! Experience the magical world of Gelato Festival where everyone can come back to children age. Enter the world of authentic Italian gelato, buy the ticket. Only in this way can you participate the events of the Gelato Festival, taste all flavours and reward what you like best.
The Gelato Festival Europa is the most important gelato competition in Europe, and part of the world championship Gelato Festival World Masters 2021. In every city where the tour stops, a jury of experts and a popular one will decide who will be the winner. The tour is a pass to access the next stage of the journey leading to the final of Gelato Festival World Masters 2021. Only with your ticket you can taste all flavours, join the popular jury and reward the taste you like best.
It is up to the people and the experts, to decide who the winner is. The technical jury and the popular jury will choose the best gelato maker in each stage. Each winner will have access to the next stage of the journey leading to the final of Gelato Festival World Masters 2021.
The technical jury
On the first day of each stage, the technical jury made up of professionals and experts in the gourmet sector, will express its unquestionable verdict and decide - for 50% of the outcome - the winner of each stage.
The popular jury
With a tickets, even the public can decide to vote for their favorite flavours and participate in the assignment of the title of stage winner.
A taste ... of history
Everyone - young and old - loves gelato. But few know the origins of this fresh, nutritious, fun and fashionable food. Before even pizza and spaghetti, ice cream is historically the first food to define itself as an ambassador of Italian food in the world. The inventor, in 1559, was the ingenious Florentine artist Bernardo Buontalenti that at a banquet at the Medici court served the first cold cream made from milk, honey and egg yolk. It was a triumph! The dishes, at the time, were synonymous with power, imagination, creativity of the noble kitchens: a pride to amaze and sometimes intimidate guests. From here the ice cream began to spread, first in Italy and then in France, where it came in the wake of Caterina De 'Medici.