(ROME)ing in Gelatos

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When in Rome, there is absolutely nothing better than having a double scoop of Stracciatella gelato dipped in chocolate while walking through the ancient city! I kid you not, gelato on every street corner with flavors that you cannot get anywhere else in the world. To keep up with my self-titled ice cream connoisseur back in California, I need to uphold my  title in Rome, and continue the search for the best ice cream (gelato) out there! (Or at least in Rome). Here are a list of my ongoing life-long search, or to be more accurate, excuse to eat ice cream everyday!

1. FRIGIDARIUM

Store FrontSelectionsFrigadarium and strachitella with cream

Flavors I tried: Frigidarium, stracciatella, tiramisu, pistachio

Where: Via del Governo Vecchio, 112, 00186 Roma

2. DON NINO

Flavors I tried: Hazelnut and Pistachio

Where: Via del Pastini, 134, 00186 Roma (by the Pantheon)

3.  GELATERIA ARTIGIANALE CORONA

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Flavors I tried: Cioccolato Bianco allo Violette (White Chocolate with Violet) and…

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Boh, beh, mah

Back in Italy

No, the title of this post hasn’t become mangled in transmission. 🙂 There are a few of these almost-a-word expressions in Italian that are used quite frequently in informal settings. This is the kind of thing that isn’t (normally!) taught in language class and can only really be picked up properly when talking with Italians.

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5 Rules You Should Always Break When Traveling in Italy

Seeing and Savoring Italy

5. Never Drive in Italy

Contrary to popular opinion, driving in Italy is not an extreme sport. Italy has an excellent network of motorways and if you are comfortable driving in the States, exercise common sense and be aware of your limitations based on language skills and itinerary you should be fine. Like all road trips you need to be flexible and have a sense of adventure. Expect to get lost even with a good GPS (mandatory). If you want to get off the tourist flow, travel like an Italian and see the country from the ground up, consider driving. Just remember do not park in a space marked Divieto di Sosta (No Parking) and follow a few helpful tips that I have learned driving in Italy.     ciao

4. Don’t Bother Visiting Milan

At first glance Milan can be a little intimidating. It doesn’t have the historical familiarity of…

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