Edited by Holly Stark
If I was spending a day by myself in Bologna, my ideal day would include gelato, for sure! Starting with a yummy, local breakfast, coffee and a walk, I would then head away from the centre and read a book under the shadow of a tree. After that, I’d wander through the city centre and have ice cream at my favourite gelateria. In winter, when the weather is cooler, I love to visit a morning exhibition at an art gallery. I always tell my friends travelling alone to Bologna: “Don’t forget the ice cream.” Life is too short for bad gelato, so head over to La Sorbetteria Castiglione, and grab a pistachio gelato. Bologna is really one of the best cities in Italy for gelato; we even have a gelato museum and you can’t go wrong with quality in most of Bologna’s gelaterias. For me, however, the most impressive gelateria that you shouldn't miss is La Sorbetteria Castiglione; a well-loved Bologna institution since 1994, and a temple to gelato. Eat like a local and try decadently creamy flavours like pistachio, gianduia (chocolate mixed with hazelnuts) and salted caramel.
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