After a gondola ride in a side canal we stepped off and our first site was of the gelateria. We posed several questions since lactose intolerance is a huge factor in our lives. The lovely owner went into details about what goes into his product and was able to reassure us of the ingredients. All this before the first taste - and what a wonderful taste it was. La Mela A Verde was a stand out of gelaterias in the two weeks we spent in Italy and will return when we go back to Venice. So fresh, so delicious. A wonderful interlude after the lazy trip down the canal.