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Palazzo del Freddo

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Address: Via Principe Eugenio, Rome, Italy
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You can get some of the best ice cream in town at this popular Rome shop.

You can get some of the best ice cream in town at this popular Rome shop.

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Great Gelato Location

We found this Gelateria, on Principe Eugenio. Rome is our final stop on our two + week travels in Europe. This place has the largest selection gelato we have experienced. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Miatatraveler92
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Situated in what might be the Chinese quarter in Rome, you will find this fine old hall of ice cream. Two euros for a medium sized cup and more than 40 varities of ice cream. The pistachi really tastes like pistachi and not like perfume! The service is, however, not very friendly.

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Thank Anne V
Nykoping, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

The best ice cream I've ever eaten! Cheap and a lot of options to choose from. They spoke fairly good English as well. Really recommend it if you're ever in this area.

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Thank Linnea T
Marina del Rey, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to get gelato. They have a plethora of options and popular among locals. You must pay and then go to the counter and experience the hustle and bustle of desperate people in need of a gelato fix. Well worth the experience as you become part of the local culture. Great tasting gelato and whip cream was really good,

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had a 2 euro tub into which you could choose the flavours of ice cream you wanted. There are so many to choose from its amazing, the ice cream was fantastic, you have to pay first at the till near the entrance then queue to choose your ice cream, it can be frantic but we found that the staff... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We found this Gelateria, on Principe Eugenio. Rome is our final stop on our two + week travels in Europe. This place has the largest selection gelato we have experienced. You prepay and than proceed to the counter to make your selections, it sometimes can be quite crowed, but there is plenty of seating.

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Thank Miatatraveler92
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Its one of the best places with icecream in the town. I have my own competition, trying icecreams in different places for last couple of months. Here is really homemade from real whipping cream. I strictly recommend flavor 'cream'. Its fantastic. if you want more - try cassata siciliana. Its a bit different from traditional one, but i'm sure -... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Rare to be able to find something that has lasted for centuries. Palazzo del Freddo is the oldest and finest ice cream factory in all of Italy. How lucky to have it situated in Rome as they do not have a chain of ice cream parlours as some of the fast-food type gelateria. Imagine Americans eating at that those "Blue... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

They ice cream has a good taste, I personally think chocolate is the best in town. Mango and caramel are not their best. Concluding: if you are close - you shouldn't miss it, but do not walk through the city for it.

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Thank Frank_D_Germany
Ringgold, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Palazzo is definitely worth going out of the way for. We have stopped in here on each of three trips to Rome, and we have never been disappointed. It is usually quite crowded, but there is plenty of seating on the inside. You simply pay first and then select your favorite gelato. My favorite is usually the fragola, but this... More 

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Roma
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a vibrant place. Went on a Saturday, grabbed a pizza feom a vendor and some fruit, spent less than 5 euros. You really get to see how the everyday roman shops. Neat place.

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