[ July, 2015 ] When the manager in our B&B in Reggio di Calabria in south Italy was explaining about the town, she pointed out “The ice cream shop is here” on the map, though we did not ask for it.
It seemed that everybody who visited this town go there.
So we went to this Gelateria Cesare near the promenade.
There was a queue of people waiting to be served ouside of the small shop.
We found that people here eat ice cream with bread as you can see in the photo.
It was delicious.
The beginning of this shop was in 1818 when a kiosk was built here.
The current owner family, De Stefano bought it in 1940 and started making ice cream.
Then in 1970 it became the ice cream specialised shop.
Their motto is “Ice cream is a craft” and keep the hand made quality though they are creating more tastes.
By the way, eating ice cream with bread seems to have come from Sicily, which is just across the sea from Reggio di Calabria.
Apparently, they make special bread for ice cream in Sicily.