Il Gelato di San Crispino
Via della Panetteria, 42, Trevi
Located not too far from the Trevi fountain, some would say the gelato here is among of the best ice cream in the world. Obsessively made from start to finish, the product here is too sacrosanct even for cones—don’t ask for one, they won’t have it—and flavors rotate seasonally. There’s another outpost, the original, located at the Basilica of San Giovanni.
Vicolo delle Bollette, 13, Trevi
Tucked into a narrow street just steps from the Trevi Fountain, Al Moro is a completely non-touristy respite nearby. With fresh ingredients collected from local markets each morning, the menu is two-page combination of the classics, seasonal fare (think: snails in an anchovy, chile, and mint sauce, available around the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in June), plus some inventive, off-the-beaten path dishes created over the course of the restaurant’s nearly century-long history. The dining room is fairly formal; definitely make a reservation in advance if you can. There are a few tables outdoors on the narrow patio, and a space to host a private dinner if you need.
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13, Trevi
A light-filled, 17th-century baroque palace museum that provides the most gorgeous backdrop for the art it houses. Seriously, you can spend hours here reveling in the building's details–and gardens–even before you start to pore over the National Gallery of Ancient Art collection. The giant ceiling of clouds and swirling figures by Italian painter-architect Pietro da Cortona are epic. Just around the corner from the Quattro Fontane, its central location makes it easy to get to.
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