Rome is famous for the delicious ice cream available in the Gelaterie as they are known locally. The area around the Pantheon in particular is typically full of gelaterie or ice cream shops that offer tourists and locals the chance to sample the rich and creamy delights of Italian Gelato.
Giolitti (Via degli Uffici del Vicario) – is one of the most famous places for buying ice cream in Rome and this has been a favourite haunt of locals and tourists alike for years. Giolitti is located close to the Piazza Montecitorio on the Via Uffici del Vicario and the place can be quite crowded, such is the popularity of the ice cream here. There is a fantastic range of ice cream flavours and this place comes highly recommended.
Cremeria Monteforte (via della Rotonda 22) – is another popular place for ice cream and located in the Pantheon area. The ice cream at the Cremeria Monteforte is made on the spot by the owner of this ice cream shop, with Roberto’s yoghurt gelato particularly delicious and believed by many to be the best in the city. Note that the Cremeria Monteforte is closed between the middle of December and the middle of February.
La Palma (at the corner of Via della Maddalena and Via delle Coppelle) – also has a wide variety of ice creams including the maker’s own inventions. If you are visiting the Pantheon, this is a good place for your ice cream break, with La Palma’s famous mousse ice cream delicious and available in several flavours including cream, chocolate and nut.