Leicester, my Disneyland

I tried. I travelled the 1,300 miles that separate Rome from Leicester imagining what I would find. I put my pen and notebook into my backpack determined to write a report on the miracle of Leicester City. I swear I tried…

Gelato Village reveal how they make their award-winning gelato in Leicester

If you live in Leicestershire, then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Gelato Village.

And if you’ve ever tried their award-winning gelato for yourself, there’s an even bigger chance that you thought it was delicious.

The St Martins shop was opened by Daniele Taverna and Antonio De Vecchi in 2014, after they spotted a gap in the market in Leicester.

Hailing from Turin in Italy, the pair have since won lots of fans in the city, as well as earning national and international praise.

Striving to create the most authentic gelato you can get your hands on outside of their homeland, the pair source their ingredients one by one for seasonal creations that include ricotta and apricot and mango lassi.

But while it’s no secret that the shop is probably the best place to try the treat in Leicester, have you ever wondered how they make it?

Read more at the Leicester Mercury

This is how Leicester’s Gelato Village responded to a ‘tasteless’ review

When it comes to sweet treats, plenty of Leicester folk swear by Gelato Village.

The dessert parlour produces fresh, authentic Italian gelato which has scooped a number of awards for the St Martins Square business.

And the reviews online nearly always match up to this – with an average Google Review of 4.8 out of 300 gradings.

So when one reviewer took to the ratings site to describe their products as ‘tasteless’ they jumped to their pastry’s defence.

Read more in the Leicester Mercury

Leicester Mercury – Gelato Village named top ten in the country

A Leicester business has been revealed as one of the top 10 ice cream parlours in Britain by the TripAdvisor website.

Gelato Village, in St Martin’s Square, came sixth in the UK, based on reviews and opinions posted on the website.

The ice cream parlour opened last August and is run by owners Daniele Taverna and Antonio De Vecchi.


gelatonews.it: Leicester gelato in the square con Gelato Village

Gelato Village gelateria italiana di Leicester, fondata nel 2014 da Antonio De Vecchi e Daniele Taverna, ha invitato artigianalenel Regno Unito alcuni dei migliori gelatieri italiani per un evento, il primo del suo genere, che ha l’obiettivo di promuovere e far conoscere al grande pubblico inglese le particolarità del vero gelato artigianale italiano.

Gelato Village in Leicester is welcoming the world’s best gelatieri to festival

If you’ve been wowed by the sweet treats at Leicester’s Gelato Village, then you won’t want to miss the second annual Gelato in the Square festival later this year.

Taking place on October 27 and 28, the event will feature some of the best gelato makers in the world – and some pretty amazing gelato.

Gelato Village are using their network of international contacts to bring six of the biggest names in gelato to their St Martin’s Square gelateria.

The maestri gelatieri will be creating unique recipes in the on-site laboratory, crafting bespoke gelato that represent this year’s theme, ‘Gelato: A Unique Flavour Journey’.

“Here at Gelato Village we are dedicated to using the best quality seasonal ingredients” said Daniele Taverna, one of the Leicester shop’s co-owners.

“We have rigorous quality checks in place to make sure that the gelato makers we invite to Leicester meet our high standards so that our Leicester community can enjoy something new and inspirational during the event.”

Read more at the Leicester Mercury

Why Gelato Village has given its staff a day off for Bank Holiday Monday

It’s pretty standard to see a queue of people eager for gelato in St Martin’s Square on a sunny day.

But if you were planning a trip to Gelato Village today to fill your hot weather treat craving you might be surprised to hear it is closed.

A sunny day is guaranteed to bring a crowd of gelato lovers but the business has decided to put its staff first and give them bank holiday Monday off.

The gelato business, which opened in 2014, will not re-open until 11am tomorrow to give its staff a well-earned rest.

Informing customers on Twitter, the business said this morning: “Bank Holiday Monday is our day of rest. We’re giving everyone the day off to enjoy the rest of Easter and the sunshine. So we’ll see you all tomorrow from 11am.”


Read more at the Leicester Mercury

Leicester Mercury – Leicestershire’s favourite ice cream parlours

What better way to cool down in the hot weather than with an ice cream from one of Leicestershire’s finest parlours?

We’ve been asking Mercury readers to submit their favourite establishments to enjoy a summer-time treat from and a whole host of different suggestions have arrived whetting the appetite, so we’ve picked out some of our favourites.


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