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The Best Gelato Near Rome’s Historic Attractions

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In any season, gelato is a hot commodity in Rome. It’s also the perfect pick-me-up during a long day pounding the city’s centuries-old pavement. With hundreds upon hundreds of vendors, it can be difficult to sort through the crowd. So we’ve done the first-hand research to make your Roman holiday even sweeter. Here are our pairings of five historic sites with the best nearby spots for savoring one of Italy’s greatest gifts to the world: gelato.
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Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Bramante, Michelangelo, Maderno, and Bernini: these all-star artists and architects each had a hand in crafting rome" target=_blankSt. Peter’s. Central to its main chamber is Bernini’s baldacchino, a large Baroque bronze canopy positioned beneath...
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Piazzale Napoleone I, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
Many city parks offer green grass, fresh air, and open space (that's kind of their m.o.), but few include ancient Roman ruins! Villa Borghese is as breathtaking as it is vast, and it's the ideal place to lounge with a book or get in a quick run to...
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Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Ancient Romans once flocked to the Stadium of Domitan to cheer on athletic competitions. The central site, now known as Piazza Navona, attracts crowds for its three majestic fountains, most notably the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the...
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Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Across the Tiber River, the medieval neighborhood of Trastevere is one of Rome’s most enchanting. And its low-key vibe is a welcome reprieve from the flood of visitors in the city center. Piazza di Santa Maria, with a fountain and 12th-century...