Last, but not least, a must-try in Rome: Giolitti. For those in the know, Giolitti is widely known as Rome’s ice cream shop to beat. On the day of my visit, there were even special tourist tours focusing on Giolitti.
Such fame tend to influence people, polarizing their opinions between instant haters (oh nah..another touristicky place) or lovers (oh yeah, it is the best ice cream of my life). I can only trade in facts that my palate is aware of, so I had no particular expectations. I just wanted their ice cream to be a technically well made ice cream, basta! And perfectly made it was, indeed, with a depth of fresh milky taste (Never mind the flavors: whether the flavor of my ice cream was pear or vanilla or something else, I believe that is not important — what matters to me is the technique, the depth in the work of the flavors) that is way more refined than at most of the other major ice cream spots of Rome.
Can it get any better than this? Was this my lifetime best ice cream? Remember, this …as excellent as it is …caters to the mass. So, ultimately, I had better ice cream (bolder milky flavor, bolder fruity flavor) done by talented ppl in their homes. But for ice cream catering to the masses, Giolitti’s certainly one fine example. Giolitti Addr: Via Uffici del Vicario, 40 – Roma – Tel 06.6991243 http://www.giolitti.it/