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