Ice 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
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it old fashioned and outdated, but in reality the ice creams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.
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.
Via della Panetteria 42 (near the Trevi Fountain)
English Movies in Rome...
|In addition 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
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.
Piazza Sant�Egidio 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 7
Phone: 06 320 0933
||Warner Brothers Moderno
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