Refresh your summer with a “granita” at Il Doge

25 08 2012

Summer of 2012 will be remembered as one of the hottest in the last 100 years. This year, high temperatures matched with high umidity made all Italy, and Venice,  a real oven!

While in Rome tourists find a bit of relief plunging in one of the numerous fountains, in Venice there are not many ways to refresh yourself. Apart from entering the big stores, air-conditioned at freezing levels (god save the environment!), one can enjoy some refreshment from the hot wave  eating a good ice-cream or granita (a kind of sherbet).

Il Doge ice-cream corner

I’ve already talked about my favourite ice-cream in Venice (see the post “Icecream? Yes, but with a green soul“), and my heart is totally devoted to Grom icecream, but my favourite granita in Venice is at Il Doge.

The granita you eat here is not like the hundreds you can find all over the city, made of ice and industrial fruit juice, but it is made with fresh fruit and it is much more similar to the renowned Sicilian granita: a real refreshing and sweet bite of fruit!

The icecream is also good here, their specialty is the Crema del Doge, a rich mixture of eggs, cream and bits of oranges.

So, what are you waiting for? Just choose your flavour and sit on one of the benches of Campo Santa Margherita, where a lot of local young people and students gather to talk, drink and also play music.

Gelateria Il Doge
Dorsoduro 3058, Campo Santa Margherita

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