Our Editorial Lead, Alex, took this elegant photo in Sardinia, showing a little slice of life in Southern Italy. Though gelato is thought to come from Florence, the first ever gelato machine was created by a Sicilian. Francesco Propocio dei Coltelli, a fisherman, invented the machine in 1686, helping to propel gelato to its current popularity.
“This was taken in Alghero, Sardinia. There’s a high sea wall that fringes one side of the old town, with a promenade along the top and these little cave-like bars, restaurants and gelaterias dotted along one side. I like the colourful hand-drawn signed outside this place, and the way the sign is casting a gelato-shaped shadow on the wall outside.”
Sample gelato the Sicilian way on Country roads of Southern Italy & Sicily
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