Love & Gelato is a Netflix romantic comedy based on the first book of Jenna Evans Welch’s bestseller Love & Gelato trilogy of books.
Set amidst a stunning Italian landscape, it tells the story of Lina Emerson (Susanna Skaggs) who makes a promise to her ailing mother that she will spend the summer before college in Rome, where she falls in love with the city, people and of course ice cream!
If you are a fan of Emily in Parisyou’ll love this lighthearted romance as it follows a similar premise of a young woman out to explore Europe who ends up falling in love, as well as the old clichés about Americans in Europe.
Here’s everything we know about Love & Ice…
Love & Gelato release date
Love & Gelato hit Netflix worldwide on Wednesday, June 22, so it’s available to watch immediately (with gelato by your side of course!).
What is Love & Gelato about?
This escapist romance is guaranteed to take you to scenic Rome as the official synopsis says: “Seventeen-year-old American Lina finds herself forced to travel to Rome to honor her mother’s memory. Catapulted into an unknown country, as messy and full of chaos for her serious, methodical and even a little nerdy nature, she will find herself forced to face all her obsessions, anxieties and fears but also to have to deal with the past of her mother who hides some surprises and some secrets from him.
“Immersed in magical landscapes and in unknown and exciting dishes, fascinated by the unique style of Italian fashion, overwhelmed by unexpected romantic events and overwhelmed by a new and abnormal family, Lina will learn to look at the world and at herself with a finally different look. eye.”
Who’s in Love & Gelato?
Susanna Skaggs, who plays the lead role of Lina Emerson, leads the talented cast of Valentina Lodovini as Francesca and Owen McDonnell as Howard, her two family friends who help her on the trip.
Saul Nanni plays Alessandro Albani, a spontaneous heir set to go to Harvard in the fall, and Tobia De Angelis as Lorenzo Ferrazza, who is an aspiring chef.
Lina’s best friend, Addie, is played by Anjelika Washington, who often encourages Lina to step out of her comfort zone.
Other stars appearing in the film are Alex Boniello as Fleetwood Zach and Claudia Stecher as Giorgia.
Is there a trailer?
You can watch the trailer below where we see Lina embark on many adventures in Rome and not only find herself torn between two Italian boys, but also fall in love with ice cream!