People of all ages love ice cream and there’s no better refreshment during the summer time. Especially people who were lucky enough to have tasted original Italian ice cream know that the Italians have perfected the art of making ice cream. Since Italian ice cream has become a seal of quality, Italy will soon open the doors to the first museum in the world that is dedicated totally to ice cream. The museum itself is located in Anzola Dell’Emilia near Bologna in Northern Italy. If you are planning to spend a vacation in Italy, paying the museum for ice cream a visit is definitely one of the things to do in Italy this summer. You will have to wait until the end of September, however, since the museum will open on the 27th of September for the first time.
Of course the museum doesn’t just offer various sorts of ice cream but a total of over 10,000 pictures and documents, including the very first handwritten recipe for ice cream. Various multimedia installations allow the visitors to delve deep into the history of gelato and learn different trivia facts. Who would have thought, for example, that the first time that eggs and cream were used to produce ice cream was in Florence, in the 17th century? Keeping the ice frozen however, was very expensive back then so that ice cream was only available to rich families. Later on, when waves of emigrants left Italy, they took recipes for ice cream with them and made it popular in the whole world.
Nowadays ice cream is available nearly everywhere, and the museum offers a great opportunity to look at the very origins of a sweet that is nowadays taken for granted.