Rome brought together two of my favourite things – history and gelato! In six days, we got to see all the famous sights from the Colosseum and Roman Forum to the Trevi Fountain and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. What made our historical visits complete was taking it all in with a couple scoops of gelato. All in a day’s work for someone from a foodservice pr agency.
Savouring as many flavour combinations as possible, here are the best places to enjoy them:
The Roman Forum:
After a wonderful wander around the Roman Forum and up to Palantine Hill it was time for gelato and just outside the ruin’s walls we found Cerchi Gelateria with some wonderful flavours to enjoy.
Favourite combination: Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Gelato
In view of the Colosseum the Gelateria Costanza is also the place to visit if you fancy a Nutella crêpe – highly recommended!
Favourite combination: Chocolate Orange and White Chocolate Gelato
On one of the busiest roads in Rome with archaeological sites dotted all along, you will find Antica Roma – a gelateria, snack bar and restaurant – with views looking overlooking the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument.
Favourite combination: Stracciatella and Vanilla Gelato with Swirls of Nutella
Taking in the beauty of the Trevi Fountain was made even better with a tub of gelato and we were spoilt for choice in this part of Rome. The beautiful Don Nino Gelateria caught my eye with its amazing display of flavours along with beautiful Italian sweet treats including canolis, profiteroles and tiramisu.
Favourite combination: Crème Caramel and Mint Chocolate Chip Gelato
Rome is a foodie haven and alongside some of the best gelato I’ve ever had we also found a fantastic little gem to eat at. Hidden in a side road just moments away from the Colosseum is the tiny Trattoria Luzzi, which really doesn’t look like anything special from the outside. The only thing that will make you think twice is the queue to get in and the packed-out tables every night.
As this restaurant was so close to our Airbnb we had the pleasure of eating here on a few occasions. From extra thin calzones with the perfect amount of filling to tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms, this is definitely a place to add to your list if you are visiting Rome. And make sure to go on a Thursday too, as this is the only time they serve gnocchi – trust me it’s worth it!
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