The Best Gelato in Rome: Sygic Traveler Recommends 3 TOP Stops

06. 07. 2017 · 4 min read

Rome is one of the world’s most visited cities - and it's easy to see why. Considered the center of the world for centuries, the birthplace of Caesar and home to the Catholic Church, Rome is a city built on history. Rome is Rome, there’s no place like it on earth.

Rome takes pride in its long tradition of artisan gelato. With a climate that rarely drops below freezing, Rome has perfect gelato weather every day of the year. Wandering through its cobblestone streets with gelato in hand is a must-do activity.

Did you know that Gelato isn’t just the Italian word for ice cream?

When eating gelato, you can expect a different flavor and texture than you would from ice cream. There’s a couple of things any gelato enthusiast must know:
• Avoid places where the gelato is displayed in fluffy, whipped mounds. The volume is achieved by artificial thickeners.
• Run away from ice cream in lurid colors: there’s no surer sign that chemicals have been involved in their production.
• Find shops marked as "gelateria artigianale". These stores use only fresh ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors or thickeners. Note that you'll see lots of places using the word "artigianale" as a ploy without being certified at all.

In Rome, eating gelato is a year-round ritual and here’s the scoop on where to find the city’s best with a handy Sygic Travel map.


Family-run since its creation in 1900, Giolitti has a long and prestigious pedigree in Rome’s gelato scene. This gelateria‘s location by the soaring columns of Rome’s iconic Pantheon provides a stunning atmosphere precisely fitting to its sugary delights. Just take a look around in this 360° video, the range of gelato and desserts on offer is simply mouth-watering.

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Gelateria del Teatro

When you first approach Gelateria del Teatro, straightway you see its gelato artistry. Aside of main gate on via dei Coronari is a window with many of the fresh ingredients and inside you can see a guy right chopping ingredients to make the gelato. The laboratory takes up half the store and you just know they are making serious gelato in here.

Search for Gelateria del Teatro in the Sygic Travel app:

Gelateria Fatamorgana

Head to Fatamorgana, for the best natural gelato in Rome. With fresh ingredients, and without colorings, gluten, or chemicals, Fatamorgana’s gelato is the real deal. Not just real, but really delicious.

Check out its top Locations in Rome: Piazza degli Zingari, 5 (Monti), Via Bettolo, 7 (Prati), Via Roma Libera, 11 (Trastevere), Via Laurina, 10 (Via del Corso), Via Aosta 3 (Re di Roma)

Arrivederci Roma and see you soon for some more gelato. :)

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Written by Lucia Hollerova