Grattachecca

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Keeping Your Cool
Romans know there is only way to cool down in July: grattachecca. Hard to pronounce but easy to swallow, the local street food is just a cup full of freshly shaved ice flavored with fruit syrups and fresh fruit. The Preziosa is a mix of raspberry, blueberry and strawberry syrups with a squirt of lemon and fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, while the cocolemon blends lemon and coconut. Keep your eyes out for green shed-like kiosks (typically along the Lungotevere, the road alongside the Tiber river) surrounded by crowds of people - that’s the grattachecca stand. Make sure to have spare change, because grattachecca is a cash-only experience.
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