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Best Gelato in Rome – Rome, Italy

September 26th, 2010 · No Comments

What is the best gelato in Rome? Well, if you check a lot of the message boards/forums, apparently San Crispino is the best gelato in Rome although actually I think it depends on what kind of gelato you like and where you are staying. We tried several – Blue Ice (a very average chain with […]

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Tags: gelato · Italian · Italy · Kid-friendly · Rome · Western Food

Gelateria "Blue Ice" – Rome, Italy

September 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Post-dinner at Ditirambo, strolling around Campo de’ Fiori – nothing makes dessert better when in Italy than a couple of scoops of gelato. We’re tired, we haven’t done any research, and we basically go to the first place we find, about 50 feet away from Ditirambo. Notwithstanding the english name, the gelato is actually pretty […]

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Tags: dessert · gelato · Italian · Rome

Gelateria San Stae – Venice, Italy

November 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Recommended by the Lonely Planet Italy guidebook, we found this place after dinner at Ristorante Alla Madonna. While the LP said it closed at 8pm, we found it open at about 9:30pm on this warm August night – lucky for us. A small, unassuming place in this crazy city – we found it almost by […]

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Tags: gelato · Italian · Venice

La Sorbetteria Castiglione – Bologna, Italy

November 11th, 2009 · No Comments

A very well-known purveyor of gelato in Bologna which has won awards . It is a different kind of gelato from what we had a Perche No – much richer-tasting with a fuller mouth feel. In fact, as they are scooping it out from the containers, the gelato just looks thick and hangs off the […]

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Tags: Bologna · gelato · Italian

Gelateria Stefino – Bologna, Italy

November 11th, 2009 · No Comments

In contrast to Sorbetteria Castiglione, this is just an ice cream window with two servers flanked with a row of ice cream mixers/makers. It would be easy to walk past this place if it weren’t for the line of customers. The fact that there is a line-up even at 11pm tells you that this is […]

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Venchi Gelateria – Bologna, Italy

November 8th, 2009 · No Comments

In August, Bologna gets hot. I don’t mean some jerk saying “hot enough for ya?” hot – I mean run from shadow-to-shadow hot. It is one of the hottest places in Italy in the summer, and generally speaking the entire town (mostly) closes down for the month. It is ridiculous by mid-day – 38 degrees […]

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Tags: Bologna · dessert · gelato · Italian

Gelateria Kopa Kabana – Siena, Italy

November 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Perhaps we were spoiled by some of the amazing gelato in Bologna and Florence, but we thought that this was really bad gelato. The lineup inside and the crowd enjoying the gelato outside made us think this place must be good, but the three sorbetto flavours we tried – grapefruit, strawberry, and lemon were so […]

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Tags: dessert · gelato · Italian · Siena

Perche No – Florence, Italy

October 4th, 2009 · No Comments

This place is worth seeking out when you are in the city centre – seek it out more than once if you have time. As you stroll the streets of Florence displays of gelato piled high and decorated with fruit will entice you at every corner. Ignore those poor imitations of real gelato. Seek out […]

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Tags: dessert · Florence · gelato · Italian · Late Night