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Palazzo del Freddo

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Address: Via Principe Eugenio, Rome, Italy
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Description: You can get some of the best ice cream in town at this popular Rome shop.

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stumbled across this place and loved it. The prices were good and there seemed to be a lot of locals I there as well as tourists which is a good sign. The long history and displays made the store interesting to visit too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We found this Gelateria while we were walking to our hotel. A lot of people inside, car parking in two lanes in front of the palazzo. We we expected it must be good. Meanwhile we tried it 3 time. All different sorts of ice cream are great. You should try it - its close to the subway-station!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Very turistic place, bad organized and in a dirty street. It's a normal gelato but big portions. Around there you can find much better places for gelato like la romana or ciuri ciuri. Don't go by the name seek for quality!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The best place for ice cream lovers. The ice cream is home made and it is just wonderful... A few minutes walk from vittorio emanuele metro station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Almost as good as in Florence! Nice patisserie too. Very special ambiance in the parlor where Romans have a drink or ice cream after work.

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