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The Inside Scoop on Rome's Gelato

  1. A cone topped with marron glacé (candied chestnut) and vanilla gelato from Ciampini. (Katie Parla)
  2. Gelato canisters behind the bar at Ciampini. (Katie Parla)
  3. Beat the queue at the counter by grabbing one of Ciampini's outdoor tables—just be prepared to pay about double the price for table service. (Katie Parla)
  4. Baklava and vanilla-blueberry gelato at Fatamorgana. (Katie Parla)
  5. Peanut butter gelato and chocolate gelato at Fior di Luna in Trastevere. (Katie Parla)
  6. Canisters of fresh-fruit flavors at Gelateria Ara Coeli. (Katie Parla)
  7. A cup of orange with toasted almonds, and meringue with pistachio's at Gelateria dei Gracchi. (Katie Parla)
  8. Bonbons, a house speciality at Gelateria dei Gracchi. (Katie Parla)
  9. Canisters of creamy gelati at Gelateria dei Gracchi. (Katie Parla)
  10. Sour cherry and dark chocolate with Nero d'Avola wine at Gelateria del Teatro. (Katie Parla)
  11. Family-run Gelateria Ara Coeli, off Piazza Venezia. (Katie Parla)
  12. Ordering at Gelateria Ara Coeli. (Katie Parla)
  13. Mango, cantaloupe, and strawberry gelato at Gelateria Ara Coeli. (Katie Parla)
  14. Brioche—for filling with gelato—at Ciuri Ciuri, a Sicilian gelateria in Rome's Monti neighborhood. (Katie Parla)
  15. The original ice cream sandwich: Brioche stuffed with tiramisu and dark-chocolate gelato at Ciuri Ciuri. (Katie Parla)

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