5 Must-Try Gelaterias in Rome

No trip to Italy is complete without a cup (or 3) of gelato, but the number of Roman gelaterias can make it difficult to know which to choose. Below are 5 gelato shops – recommended by our staff –  you don’t want to miss! Each shop is also easily accessible from one of our tours. There’s no better way to end an afternoon of touring the Vatican or the Colosseum than with a serving of this delicious Italian treat!

1. Gelateria Frigidarium 

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Don’t let the line steer you away, it is definitely worth the wait! Located just a short walk from Piazza Navona, Frigidarium offers seasonal flavours and aritisanal craftsmanship. For all the chocolate lovers out there, Frigidarium also gives you the option of dipping your cone in freshly melted chocolate – think Dairy Queen dipped cone but 1000 times better.

Where to find it: Via del Governo Vecchio, 112 (3 minutes walking from Piazza Navona)

Our recommendation: Lemon and Raspberry

2. Gelateria Della Palma 

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This centrally located shop offers more than 150 flavours to choose from! Need we say more?

Where to find it: Via Della Maddalena, 19-23 (5 minutes walking from Pantheon)

Our recommendation: stracchietella & pistacchio
3. Gelateria Fassi 

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Operating since 1880, Gelateria Fassi is the place to go for a traditional gelato experience. This family run establishment is known for its artisanal flavour choices that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Hint hint: they are also known for their tiramisu.

Where to find it: Via Principe Eugenio, 65 (not far from Termini Station)

Our recommendation: Fiore di Latte
4. Gelateria dei Gracchi

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Just a short walk from the Vatican, this charming shop is your go-to for organic and gluten free ingredients.

Where to find it: Via dei Gracchi, 272

Our reccomendation: Banana and hazelnut
5. I Caruso 

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Also located near Termini station, I Caruso is the place to go for simple, fresh and artisanal flavours. Their hand whipped panna will also leave you dreaming.

Where to find it: Via Collina, 13

Our recommendation: anything with panna on top, also be sure to try their coffee!

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Do you have any gelato favourites in the city? Leave a comment and let us know! 

 

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All roads lead to Rome: Rome Marathon 2016 is coming..

Only more then fifteen days are left to the biggest sport event in Italy: Rome Marathon (22^ edition), this year it will be held on April instead as usual on March, precisely on Sunday 10nd.
Preparations are in full effect since weeks. We remind you here just few details:

– two events are in programme: the ROME MARATHON (starting at 8.50 am from Via dei Fori Imperiali, click here for the route) and the ROMAFUN (non-competitive 5 km walk on a parallel route to that of the professionals’ marathon. It starts at 9.10 am from Via dei Fori Imperiali as well, but ends at Circo Massimo).
– deadlines for registration: March 22th for the Marathon (check out the official website for more details); April 9 for the RomaFun (€ 8,00 included official t-shirt).
– a Marathon Village will be set one week before the event as the official expo of the Marathon. Where? At Palazzo dei Congressi, EUR area.

By |March 22nd, 2016|Events in Rome, Sport Events in Rome|0 Comments

What kinds of pizza can you eat in Rome? Where to find the best…

After a busy day spent visiting the most beautiful places of Rome with Enjoy Rome tours, what could be better than eating a delicious pizza?

Before to suggest you some of the best pizza restaurants where you can eat a nice pizza, here there is a  short introduction describing the main kinds of pizza you can eat in Rome:

Neapolitan pizza

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It ‘a round pizza with soft dough and high-sided (ledge) known as high. The “high” pasta is due to air, which during the phase of manipulation of the dough moves from the center outwards.
Classic Neapolitan dough is not allowed any kind of fat,only water, flour, yeast (beer or natural) and salt.
The cooking of the Neapolitan pizza, finally, is always and done exclusively through the use of the wood stove and then never using other cooking methods such as the oven. The pizza is one of the most common dishes in the world and is present in almost all restaurants and local Italian cuisine abroad.

Roman pizza

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It’s a round pizza very thin, low and crispy. The dough is made with wheat flour type 00 or 0, water, yeast (or sourdough), olive oil (or to get pizza crisper using seed oil) and salt in proportions such that it is tough and consistent, so often make it necessary to prepare with a rolling pin.

Roman Pinsere

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It’s a kind of pizza to ancient origins but which in recent times is spreading; of oval form, it is made with composed dough of soft wheat flour, soybeans and rice, with a high degree of hydration (75% of water compared to flour) and a leavening long (up to two days), making it highly digestible and light.

And finally, here there is our favourite list of best places where you can eat a nice pizza:

 

PIZZA RE’
Via di Ripetta, 14 – Rome
Tel: 06 3211468

Since 20 years, in this pizza restaurant located two steps away from Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso and Piazza di Spagna, you can eat an excellent neapolitan pizza for its dough, smell and taste. Here you can eat other Neapolitan specialties like the delicious fried or sweets.
Considering the location and the quality also the prices are great.

 

AI MARMI
Viale Trastevere, 53 – Rome.
Tel. 06 5800919

Also called “Il Cassamortaro” from romans, essential environment, but you can find here very good roman pizzas of all kinds. Special mentions also for the fried, never frozen and homemade, like the delicious potato croquettes.

 

DA BAFFETTO
Via del Governo Vecchio, 114 – Rome
Tel: 06 6861617

A few steps from Piazza Navona this historical pizzeria in Rome offers classic Roman delicious pizza crunchy at low prices. Friendly staff and quick service but often very crowded.

 

REMO in Testaccio
Piazza Santa Maria Liberator, 44 – Rome
Tel. 06 5746270.

Located in the heart of Rome, this is the right place if you want to eat the real roman pizza, a place clean and simple, classic “low crispy pizzas. Very busy at weekends.

 

TONDA

Via Valle Corteno 31, Rome, Italy
Tel.: 06 8180960

For those who love “high” pizza, Neapolitan, but at the same time light and digestible this is the right place. Great variety of appetizers, the spectacular Trapizzini, try the rice balls amatriciana! Local is not very large, it should call for reservations.

 

PINSERE

Via Flavia, 98 – Rome

In central area, there this Pinseria where the Pinsa is always eat standing or leaning against the bench placed outside the room. The restaurant is small, but the Pinse are really special and are cooked in a wood stove only after being chosen and ordered.

 

LA PRATOLINA
Via degli Scipioni, 248 – Rome
Tel: 06 36004409

In the Prati district, near the Vatican, there is this “Pinseria”, not very large, with reservations required, but where you can eat the oval Pinsa from mixing light and fragrant and the many combinations of seasoning. Also excellent and original appetizers and desserts.
The staff and service are excellent.

 

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The Pincio terrace

To get to the first stop on this itinerary, take Metro Line A to Flaminio, then hike up the stairs on the eastern side of piazza del Popolo.
The pincio terrace and its beautiful view over the city await you at the top. From here, Piazza napoleone, you can see a little bit of everything in the historical center, from the Vittoriano on the left to the transmission towers of RAI television on the right.
The big dome in the center, across the river, is St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and, at 150 meters, the tallest building in Rome. Looking just to the left of that dome, you will seen the massive brick wall circuit that defines the Vatican City. From this high perspective you really get a sense of the fortress-like aspect of the city of the popes.

By |March 22nd, 2016|Best places in Rome, Things to do in Rome|0 Comments

Rock in Roma 2015 latest news

After the success of 2014, Rock In Roma aims to be confirmed also in 2015.
After the first bomb announcement about the concert of Muse, there are still good news! In fact, is confiemd for Monday, July 27 Lenny Kravitz, the Alt-J will play June 14, Stromae July 8, Slipknot June 16 and Robbie Wlliams July 7.

In the coming weeks more events will ad to the event that will monopolize the attention of the public in Central and Southern Italy. Last major announcement is related to Linkin Park: September 6 Chester and his company will play at Capannelle.
Rock In Roma 2015 will offer a series of collateral services that will make it even more enjoyable the performances of the artists, who for over two months will take turns on the three stages of the Hippodrome: free shuttles to the city center are scheduled, that also will circulate over the time of service of the bus, subsidized prices for those who reach the location by train, bus that will connect the airport with the festival, the Village with eateries and so on!

Here there are the dates of the concerts:

14/06/2015 – 21:30 Alt-J – Ippodromo Capannelle
16/06/2015 – 21:30 Slipknot – Ippodromo Capannelle
20/06/2015 – 21:00 Fedez – Ippodromo Capannelle
21/06/2015 – 21:00 Sam Smith – Ippodromo Capannelle
24/06/2015 – 21:00 Slash – Assago Summer Arena
30/06/2015 – 21:00 Mumford And Sons – Ippodromo Capannelle
01/07/2015 – 20:30 Damian Marley – Ippodromo Capannelle
02/07/2015 – 22:00 Chemical Brothers – Ippodromo Capannelle
04/07/2015 – 21:00 J-Ax – Ippodromo Capannelle
07/07/2015 – 21:00 Robbie Williams – Ippodromo Capannelle
08/07/2015 – 21:30 Stromae – Ippodromo Capannelle
09/07/2015 – 21:00 Noel Gallagher – Ippodromo Capannelle
14/07/2015 – 21:00 Verdena – Ippodromo Capannelle
18/07/2015 – 21:00 Muse – Ippodromo Capannelle
24/07/2015 – 21:00 Litfiba – Ippodromo Capannelle
27/07/2015 – 21:00 Lenny Kravitz – Ippodromo Capannelle
26/08/2015 – 21:00 Tame Impala – Ippodromo Capannelle
06/09/2015 – 21:00 Linkin Park – Ippodromo Capannelle

By |April 22nd, 2015|Concerts in Rome, Events in Rome, Music in Rome|0 Comments

Chagall “Love and Life” in Rome

Until July 26, 2015 will be open to the Cloister of Bramante, a few steps from Piazza Navona, the exhibition “Marc Chagall. Love and Life” which exhibites more than 150 works of the painter jew of Russian origin.
The exhibition is entirely focused on the relationship between Chagall and his life companion, Bella Rosenfeld, who was for him an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Chagall’s paintings are a reflection of his love life.
His paintings, drawings and prints are, in fact, a reflection of his personal experiences and cultural rights, such as the goat, allegory of hope and confidence, the hut, that recalls the celebration of the feast after the Exodus, the donkey, related at different times of the Bible, the violin player, a figure that is present in the major Jewish religious festivals.
Jewish culture and its symbols are always present in his paintings as well figures of lovers and of the beloved wife.

Where: Chiostro del Bramante, Rome
When: From March 16 to July 26, 2015
Opening hours: Every day from 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 9pm
(Ticket office closes one hour earlier)
Tickets online: http://www.ticket.it/chagall
Cost of Ticket: Whole – 13 Euro, Reduced – 11 Euro, for over 65 years old and from 6 to 18 years old

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