Friday, January 4, 2008

What's Rome without Gelato?

You will certainly be tempted by gelaterias on every corner in Rome. But not every gelateria is created equally. One gelateria that you must visit is conveniently near the Pantheon. Ice cream and antiquities? What a wonderful combination. Giolitti, located at Via Uffici del Vicario #40 (head north on Via del Pantheon and turn right) is a sight of great wonders. There are countless gelato and sorbetto flavors in combinations you have only dreamed about. To order your gelato to go, pay first at the register (cono piccolo-small cone; cono medio-medium; cono grande-large) and then push your way to the front of the gelato counter, hand the man behind the counter your receipt, and in your most clear and confident voice, tell him the flavors that you want in Italian. Everything is labeled, of course. If you'd like to sit down, there are certainly tables available. It will cost you more, but you can order all sorts of exciting gelato creations from the menu. Buon Appetito!

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