Come June, author, blogger, and all-around sweet tooth David Lebovitz is heading to Rome to hunt down the best gelato in town—if not the world. For anyone interested in joining him, the author of the ice cream bible The Perfect Scoop will lead an Out of Context three-hour guided tour to the eternal city’s best gelato and granita ($86/person).
Starting with a behind-the-scenes visit to the laboratory of the 120 year-old Giolitti gelateria, the author will wend his way to lesser-known artisanal makers for tastings. Two dates are scheduled on the afternoons June 7th and 9th, which coincide with the release of Lebovitz’s newest cookbook Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes. Context Travel will also host Lebovitz’s book signing in the 17th century Palazzo Santacroce on June 5th. (Photo courtesy Ten Speed Press)
Tina Isaac is Travel + Leisure's Paris correspondent.