Grand Finale – Program


Watch live the gelato preparation in the Carpigiani laboratory

Through a large window, you can observe the art of gelato making performed by the 36 best gelato artisans of the world!


Taste the 36 best gelato flavors from the around the world

With your Gelato Ticket, you can sample 8 flavors of your choice from the 36 available. Don’t forget to vote your favorite one at the Info Point voting booth! Your vote decides the winner!


Play with PinoPinguino by PreGel

Come taste the best artisan Gelato made even yummier by PinoPinguino: meet, greet and take a souvenir pic with PinoPinguino himself!


Savory Gelato of Quartopiano restaurant

Watch entertaining live cooking shows of chef Silver Succi dedicated to savory gelato in collaboration with the Chef to Chef association.
A delightful anticipation of another one of the most loved summer events in Rimini, the Al Mèni chefs’ circus.

FRI 12:00 PM noon

Opening Ceremony

FRI 2:30 PM
SAT 2:00 PM
SUN 12:00 PM / 6:00 PM

Journey through time with Gelato Museum

Dive into gelato history. Together with a Gelato University Maestro reconstruct the story of sorbet and gelato from the early days to today. Free gelato sampling at the end of the lesson!

FRI 3:00 PM / 8:00 PM
SAT 3:00 PM / 8:30 PM

Tonda Challenge by IFI

A battle to the last scoop between gelato artisans to prepare the perfect gelato cup. Who will win the Golden Gelato Spatula?

FRI 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM

Gelato for people with dairy intolerance by Zymil

A live demonstration on how to make gelato without lactose, followed by a free tasting.

FRI 4:00 PM / 7:30 PM
SAT 4:30 PM / 8:00 PM
SUN 1:30 PM / 5:30 PM

Learn from PreGel, the world-leading gelato ingredients’ expert

Discover from the PreGel experts the hidden secrets of how to create a good “mouth/feel” sensation. A journey into the art of gelato tasting. Learn how to distinguish the aspects of a great gelato!

FRI 4:30 PM / 7:00 PM
SAT 5:00 PM / 7:30 PM
SUN 1:00 PM / 4:30 PM

Academia IFI presents: Lifechanging Gelato

Is it possible to change life chasing your dreams? The IFI workshop for those who love gelato and would like to turn their passion into a job. Case histories and guidelines to open a successful gelato shop: from the location and venue setting to a real business plan with an evaluation of the investments and profitability.

FRI 5:00 PM / 8:30 PM
SAT 9:00 PM
SUN 3:30 PM

The art of producing artisan gelato by Carpigiani Gelato University

From fresh local fruit transformed into sherbeth, to the secrets of the most delicious gelato! A live demonstration followed by a free tasting.

FRI / SAT 5:30 PM

Stack it high showdown by PreGel

Gelato Maestrosʼ competition to create the highest Gelato cone in the World! At stake, the PreGel Cup!

FRI / SAT 6:00 PM
SUN 5:00 PM

Sigep Rimini: The World capital of artisan gelato

Each year the entire gelato community converges in Rimini to learn the latest trends and to share success stories.

FRI 9:00 PM
SAT 9:30 PM
SUN 6:30 PM

Preview of Gelatology

A film that depicts the art, passion, history, science and business of artisan Gelato and the North American enthusiasm behind it.

SAT 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM

Children’s class on the benefits of milk by Parmalat

SUN 2:00 PM

The Jury Challenge

Come to see how the 36 Gelato Artisans presents their signature flavor to the Judges. Will the Technical Jury discover all the secrets?
Which questions will they ask?

SUN 8:30 PM

Awards Ceremony for Gelato World Tour Grand Finale

An emotional moment where the Gelato Artisans are rewarded for their dedication and hard work.