Sunday, September 6, 2009

When in Rome... as the Romans do. In my case, that means eat lots of gelato!

I've decided that I'm going to take a picture of each gelato cone I eat...that way when I leave Rome I can either be amazed by the sheer amount, or disgusted by it (somehow, I think the former is what I'll end up feeling :))

Anyway, on the walking tour of Rome that our program leaders took us on, I had my very first gelato. They took us to Giolotti, which they claim (along with many other people) is the best gelato to be had in Rome.

I'd say they were about right. My chocolate/hazelnut and vanilla cream combo is still my favorite gelato experience yet. :)

My roommates and I were craving more gelato a few nights later and we stumbled upon a little gelateria near our had lots of locals standing outside eating so we knew it had to be good. The best part of it was that a cone only cost 1,50 Euro! I got caramel creme, and it was really good, although I still liked the gelato from Giolotti better.

Tonight after dinner we were once again craving some gelato (notice a trend here?) so we went back to the gelateria near our apartment. I got frutta di bosco, which is a mixed berry flavor. Well, this flavor may give Giolotti for it's money. :) It was SO had the little berry seeds all mixed in and it was so fresh.

Sorry for the crappy picture

Me and two of my roommates posing with our gelati

It will be interesting to see how many times I eat gelato by the time I leave Rome!

I still have so much to post about...stay tuned for my visit to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, my trip to the beach, and lots more! Classes start tomorrow, so my blogging time may be limited.


linanne1 said...

OMG!!! Looks so good! I'm jealous. So the only thing I can do to retaliate is to call the weight watchers police on you. (I'll make sure he's cute...) lol Good luck in your classes. Love Aunt LindaXXX