What could be better than indulging in gelato for breakfast, lunch and dinner when in Rome? While on my first visit to Rome, I found love, in gelato! This is a treat I have never had in the United States, or if I did, it didn’t seem to come close. Could it be simply being in Rome made it all taste so good, or was there really a difference? So I set out to find to explore and find my favorite treat of Rome.
Each morning, I wandered the streets of Rome, off the normal tourist path. This curiosity would help find the ideal place at that perfect moment that served Gelato. I started my quest with a taste of hazelnut and chocolate to see how delicious it was. In the late afternoon, as I strolled the fabulous city, I would find a new tucked away spot and taste a few more flavors while I sat watched people go about their day. There is something so special about those moments that I will never forget. Was it simply the art of eating gelato? Was it simply being in Rome that made it taste so good? Or perhaps was it me fantasizing how much I would love to pack up and live in Rome that brings back such bold memories?
For me, after several days I came to the conclusion that pistachio gelato is my favorite. To this day, whenever I think or see pistachio gelato, my senses bring me immediately back to Rome and the glorious simplicity of it all. Taking a turn down a narrow street, choosing a flavor, sitting down and watching the beauty and all of its hidden treasures.
About the author:
Karen Titus has retired from Delta Air Lines and has a live long passion for travel, and is a fitness instructor, and an avid lover and advocate for animals.