It’s always time for “gelato”!

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Children, Foodies & Shopaholics

gelato2[Revised February 2024] Shall we explain why gelato is good? I don’t think so… Gelato is part of our culture, like pizza or pasta, fashion, soccer, wine… These are not commonplaces, but  statements about our everyday life. In Italy there are more than 35.000 gelateria and Italians eat an average of 75 cups of gelato each year (6 kilos!). This implies we know how to judge a good gelato and how to skip tourist traps.

Here is our selection divided by areas, but suggest your discoveries!

In any case, do not line for a gelato longer than 5 minutes! We have so many gelato shops and no one can be considered ” the best in town”… Gelato is a pleasure, if you have to queue too long, part of the pleasure is lost already!

And do not forget our local tradition in Rome, the “grattachecca“!!! It is the best relief for the hot summer days and if you have to queue for that, well, this is an experience and you’ll feel like a real Roman! My favorite is “Sora Maria“, the kiosk along Via Trionfale, near the Vatican, but you have several other opportunities (Piazzale Ponte Milvio, where the summer movida is! Or Piazza del Porto di Ripetta near the Spanish Steps, or “Fonte D’Oro” and “Sora Mirella” in Trastevere and finally, Porta Cavalleggeri just next to St. Peter’s square).

Remember… “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing!”

PS. Do not forget we offer the Gelato Tasting Tour in the centre (children love to evaluate best gelato while sightseeing!) and we can arrange a “Gelato Lab” for you! 

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