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A guide to great gelato in Rome

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A guide to great gelato in Rome

As beer is to the Czech Republic, gelato is to Italy. A staple, something you’ll find on every street in every Italian city in the world. It’s smooth, it’s delicious and whilst gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, there are some key differences in the two.

As part of my trip to Rome I took upon myself to find out more about gelato – how it’s made, how to spot good stuff from bad and most importantly, where to find the best gelato in Rome.

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!

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The ultimate foodies guide to Rome

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The ultimate foodies guide to Rome

Honestly, Italy is a place where all my foodie dreams come true. Amazing pizza, simple and delicious pasta, anti-pasti for days, prosecco on tap and the much famed aperitivo time make this the ultimate food and drink based destination for me.

But like many huge cities, especially ones that attract millions of tourists each year, it can be hard to find the really good stuff. Don’t worry – I ate a lot of food on my recent trip to Rome and I’ve got a complete Foodies Guide to this amazing city.

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Rome City Guide – exploring and understanding an ancient city

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Rome City Guide – exploring and understanding an ancient city

Rome has been on my wish list for a while – and why wouldn’t it be? Some of the most iconic buildings and monuments in Europe, let alone just Italy, a history that’s only befitting of the World’s third oldest city and all the freaking gelato. It would have been so easy for me to plan a weekend away to Rome, but Italy as a whole eluded me until my trip to Florence in 2016 and so its the case that I got to 34 without ever seeing the Coliseum, or The Vatican with my own eyes.

But once I’d spent even only a day in Florence I was determined to see more of Italy, and watching Rome through the eyes of Dan Brown films just wouldn’t cut it anymore. When planning our Italian road trip, Rome was the first destination we decided upon, and it was also the place we stayed in longest.

Question is, would it live up to the hype, or would Rome with all its architecture and history and crazy feel like one big tourist trap?

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