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I haven't visited most of these except the Il Gelato that just closed, but I dream of Ciampini. The mouth-feel of the gelato is pretty amazing, and the ambiance in that piazza on a warm summer evening—a hushed buzz of people enjoying pre-dinner drinks or some gelato at the end of the day—is just perfect.
I stopped by the Barrilà near Piazza del Popolo after reading your earlier post on the ballet flats but was bummed they didn't have any left in my size. I did pick up a pair of neutral three-tone espadrilles, though...super-cute. Love the idea and look (and the price) of the Le Nou dress too. Will have to keep that in mind. :)
Of the places that Katie recommends in her Rome for Foodies app, I liked this place best—for the ambience and the gelato itself. The gianduja and caffè had just the viscosity and flavor I was looking for.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2012 on My New Favorite Gelateria: Ciampini at Revealed Rome
#6 reminds me of this 2002 editorial, "At 10, Hungry for the Masterpieces," that appeared in the Christian Science Monitor (http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0528/p13s01-legn.html). The editor writes that her third-grade teacher "evidently saw no reasons why" her students shouldn't be conversant in European art of the 16th- to 19th-century. I've always loved that attitude.
#6 is at Roma Termini, no? I seem to remember that wall after getting out of a taxi. :)
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