Lick, bite and slurp your way around three of UV’s favourite European scoop sellers this summer.


Il Gelato Di San Crispino, Rome, Italy 

The Alongi family have several San Crispino parlours in Rome, including this one near the rolex replica Trevi fountain. Purism is the key here: they eschew any artificial falvourings and even cones. Try the susine (yellow plum) or the Gelato San Crispino, based on a Renaissance recipe using bitter Sardinian honey. Ilgelatodisancrispino.it

When in Rome why not stay at Via dei Prefetti 

Fenocchio, Nice, France

For sheer variety it’s hard to beat Fenocchio’s selection of extravagant ice cream cakes and 94 flavours of ice cream, which include cactus, beer, lavender and black olive. Their busy shop on Place Rossetti, in the middle of Nice’s old town, is the ideal spot for cathedral-weary kids to cool off, and a landmark in it’s own right. Fenocchio.fr

When in Nice why not stay at Villa Grande Paix

Jijonenca, Calella de Palafrugell, Spain

Calella de Palafrugell on the Costa Brava, near Barcelona, is not famous for much but what it is famous for it does very well indeed. And that might just be the best artisanal ice cream in Spain. La Jijonenca is ice cream indulgence to the max with some incredible flavours found nowhere else made with the finest ingredients. Try the Fior di Latte. It doesn’t get purer than this. jijonenca.es

When in the Costa Brava why not stay at Villa Dali