Perhaps the best gelato in Florence is
right on our street (we have sinced moved!) - Gelateria dei Neri. They have some amazing flavors, and in the cold months the most beautiful semi-freddo. This place is on everyone's list as the place Florentines go for gelato - it may not have the name and the tour book recommendations of Vivoli, but the gelato is better and the staff is always friendly. For the winter months they have a half price special on gelato to go - it is almost too good to be true! On via dei Neri - near the Via de Benci end of the street.