<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by barfle:<BR><STRONG>Ahhh, now ice cream and classical music - what a combination.<P>But the ice cream, now the Italians REALLY know their stuff there! Gelato beats Hoggin' Dass, 31 flavors, Swensons, Dreamery, you name it. Even the stuff you can buy in the supermarkets these days named "Gelato" doesn't hold a candle to the real thing. It's a treat NOT to be missed if you ever get to Venice, Florence, Milan, etc.
</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B>NOW YOU'VE DONE IT!!!</B> You know, I went on a singing tour to Tuscany in the summer of '99. We started just south of Milan and worked our way down to Rome, where among other things we got to do an afternoon mass in St. Peter's Basilica (I could start a whole new thread just on the accoustics there!). But, do I count any of those singing experiences as most memorable? The architecture? The art? Seeing and touching the history? No! It was the <B>GELATO!</B> Every time I saw a gelato stand I had to go in and have some. You're right my man, nothing here holds a candle to it. Ciaccolotto, per favore.
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