Cream of your Dreams...
great debate amongst Romans as to whose ice cream is the tastiest.
Most tourists, therefore, feel it their responsibility to inform
themselves about the debate and to carefully taste the competitors.
To save you wasting extra calories in Rome, we've narrowed the
best down to the following two:
This may be the most famous gelateria in Rome. Some
find it old fashioned and outdated, but in reality
the ice creams here are off the chart. There's dozens
of flavors and some of the best are fruit flavors
like fig, pink grapefruit, and watermelon. Also worth
a taste are the vast varieties of chocolate: gianduia,
bacio, cioccolato bianco and more. Closed Mondays.
Via Uffici del Vicario 40 (near the Pantheon)
||Il Gelato di San Crispino
San Crispino has recently come to the forefront of
the Italian gelato scene and its fame is well-earned.
The gelato is made by two brothers who oversee every
step of its production. Fruit flavors are seasonal
for they make use of the cream of the crop. And there
are innovative flavors as well, such as ginger and
cinnamon or balsamic vinegar. The brothers refuse
to have their ice cream eaten on cones: they think
this contaminates the gelato and detracts from its
taste. It seems right to take their word for it. Don't
miss this one! Closed Tuesdays.
Panetteria 42 (near the Trevi Fountain)
English Movies in Rome...
to a large number of tourists from English-speaking
locales, Rome also has a large expatriate population
heralding from the US, Canada, Britain, and Australia.
Thus, there's lots to do in English if your Italian
skills aren't quite up to par.
|In terms of
movies, Italians pride themselves on being among the
best dubbers in the world. This means that even American
blockbuster hits are dubbed in most theaters. However,
if you want to see movies in original language, there
are some options. Survey the movie listings in the
local newspapers for titles with the initials, 'v.o.'
(versione originale) behind them -- these movies will
be shown in their original languages. Try the following
theaters which commonly show movies in English:
Though it leaves a bit to be desired in terms of comfort
and technology, you can count on the Pasquino to be
showing films in English every day.
SantíEgidio 10 in Trastevere
Phone: 39 06 580 3622
Owned and run by the director Nanni Moretti, this
theater in Trastevere sometimes shows original language
films on Monday or Tuesday. Air-conditioned.
Largo Ascianghi 1 in Trastevere
Phone: 39 06 581 8116
Also in Trastevere, this theater with red plush seats
(wow!) shows original language movies (though this
is not always English) on Mondays. One can often see
cutting-edge films not yet released in America here.
Via Cardinal Merry del Val 14 in Trastevere
Phone: 39 06 588 0099
Located just at the Piazza del Popolo end of the Via
del Corso, this modern movie theater often dedicates
one screen to English movies.
Via del Corso
Phone: 06 320 0933
Newer and more technologically advanced than anything
else in town, the Warner Brothers Moderno sometimes
shows original language movies. And the popcorn is
great here too!
Piazza della Repubblica 45
Phone: 06 477 791