Rome Culture

Gelato

Everyone knows and recognizes Italy for its delectable flavors, but the first thing I went for was the gelato.  Throughout the city of Rome, people will have their favorites, but word on the street was San Crispino’s gelato was the best.  I’m going to have to agree that it held up to its great reputation, possibly because it is one of the oldest gelato shops in the entire city.

Wine

What goes better with Italian cuisine, then a nice glass of wine?  Well, don’t think you have to travel all the way to Tuscany to find it.  I made a road trip just 45 minutes outside of the city to the winery, Casal Pilozzo where you will find the wonderful Pulcini family located in the village of Monte Porzio Catone- just 15 km south of Rome.  The artifacts aren’t just found in Rome, but the cellar of this winery is in the ruins of an ancient dwelling place.   The vineyards are perfect with a view of the Eternal City in the distance.  Sit outside, stroll through the vines and indulge in a family tradition while sampling their great collection along with some fresh parmesan cheese!