The Disney Parks Blog announced that the new gelato shop Vivoli Gelateria will be opening soon at Downtown Disney.
The family owned shop is the first Vivoli Geleteria outside of Italy.
The Disney Parks Blog met with Silvana Vivoli, the granddaughter of Raphael Vivoli, one of the company’s founders. Per the blog, the original geleteria was:
Founded in 1932 by Raphael and his two brothers, Vivoli Gelateria started out as a dairy – at that time, it was not easy to find raw materials such as milk, eggs and sugar and there were no gelato machines and freezers. After World War II, technology enabled the brothers to follow their passion and produce gelato every day – a far cry from the early recipes that relied on barrels filled with ice and snow from the nearby mountains to keep their concoctions frozen.
Silvana’s father, Piero, learned to make gelato from his father. Silvana learned the craft from him, “keeping the same old tradition,” she shared.