One of Rome's most well-known gelaterias

In Rome it’s not unusual for one to fend for their favorite gelateria. To many locals and visitors, Palazzo del Freddo is know as being the best. This huge gelato shop is located in the family-owned Palazzo del Freddo. They offer several different flavors with some of the lowest prices around.

Many have described their chocolate flavor as one of the best they’ve tasted, with their dark chocolate tasting as bittersweet as one should expect. Also known as Fassi, Palazzo del Freddo offers great quality ice creams with seating, rather than most Roman gelaterias' standing-room-only accommodations.

Palazzo del Freddo
Via Principe Eugenio, 65, Rome

Area: Nomentano

Phone: 06 4464740

Website: www.palazzodelfreddo.it/

Open Hours: Winter season: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday 12.00pm - 9.00pm Friday - Saturday 12.00pm - 12.00am Sunday 10.00am - 9.00pm Closed on Monday Summer season: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday 12.00pm - 12.00am Friday - Saturday 12.00pm - 12.00am Sunday 10.00am

Cuisine type: Local, Italian, Dessert

Price: Cheap Eats


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