Laboratory of taste
Located in the central Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano, Gelateria Dondoli is known all over the world and visited by a large number of celebrities.
His ice cream parlour is mentioned in the most important world guides and is continuously visited by national and international televisions. Due to his experience and inclination to experiment he has created original and unusual flavours. By now his early creations have become famous: Crema di Santa Fina® (cream with saffron and pine nuts), Champelmo® (pink grapefruit and sparkling wine), Dolceamaro® (cream with aromatic herbs) and Vernaccia Sorbet enhance his already highly extensive menu.
Piazza della Cisterna, 4
Hand made Gelato
Art and Passion
Perhaps not everyone knows that the tradition of homemade ice-cream has noble, long and Italian origins and that its first “ambassadress”, who introduced it to the refined palates of Europe, is no less figure than Catherine de Medici when she moved to the French court around the middle of the 16th century.
The guardians of such a tradition - perpetuated nowadays, too - are, with Sergio Dondoli, the Master Ice-cream Makers (today, in Italy, there are no more than ten) and their schools, a real training for creativity and homey passion for a delicious food.More
Learn the art
Dondoli Gelato Class is a great experience for kids and grown-ups. In the very heart of Tuscany, just where the modern age of Gelato started, you will find the best way to learn all you need to know about Gelato, taught with the passion of a great teacher.
And you will make Gelato yourself!
Selected local ingredients
Sergio uses typical local ingredients for his specialties.
Saffron of San Gimignano DOPA precious spice that has always been present in the history of San Gimignano
Vernaccia of San Gimignano DOCGFamous white wine produced in San Gimignano hills
Organic MilkRaw milk from 10 cows adopted by Gelateria Dondoli at Farm Camporbiano
km 0 organic fruitWhen possible Sergio uses local organic fruit for his gelato
Unique flavors made from passion and experience
Due to his experience and inclination to experiment he has created original and unusual flavors.
By now his early creations have become famous: Crema di Santa Fina® (cream with saffron and pine nuts), Champelmo® (pink grapefruit and sparkling wine), Dolceamaro® (cream with aromatic herbs) and Vernaccia Sorbet (Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG).
Gelateria Dondoli is mentioned in numerous national and international guides
" Unica gelateria tra i 10 migliori luoghi gourmet del mondo "
Guida Lonely Planet
" The queues out the door tell their own story: this place has been named Gelato World Champion multiple times for a reason. "
" Repérable à la longue file d'attente de gourmands! Normal, on y déguste parmi les meilleures glaces d'Italie, élaborées par Sergio Dondoli, sacré plusieurs fois champion. "
" Already several times awarded as ice cream world champion, a tasting of the many delicious ice cream creations is one of the best things to do in San Gimignano. "