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Palazzo del Freddo

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Address: Via Principe Eugenio, Rome, Italy
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Description: 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 11, 2015
Miatatraveler92
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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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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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Berlin, Germany
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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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Ringgold, Georgia
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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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Roma
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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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