Vivoli il Gelato has a history dating back to 1932 when three brothers opened a small dairy in Florence, Italy. The Vivoli Gelateria has gone on to become one of the “must-dos” in Florence and now almost 90 years later the third generation Vivoli has opened a Gelateria shop in Disney Springs.Silvana Vivoli, the granddaughter one of the company’s founders Raphael Vivoli, learned from her father how to make gelato the old fashion way and keeps that tradition alive today in the often-missed store across from The Boathouse in Disney Springs.As a recent visitor to Italy stated, the location is jome of some of the best gelato and pastries you will find out side of Italy and should always be a must stop. The gelatio artisans still use the recipes from the original shop with their old style charm and top quality ingredients the artisans still use the recipes from the original shop.One of the nice things is the change of the flavors for the seasons, with the fall lineup including Tiramisu, Apple Pie, Pecan, and Pumpkin. These flavors are also used in some special sundaes and shakes. Here is an insider tip: make sure you try The Great Pumpkin. If you sweet tooth calls for a delicious pastry, Vivoli has those a plenty. Each of these sweet treats are actually created by Chef Vincenzo, the pastry chef at Tutto Italia at the Italy Pavilion in Epcot and brought over daily.Make sure on your next visit to Disney Springs you swing by Vivoli and get a little taste of Italy as you stroll through the Landing.
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