December 9

Ice cream sandwiches?

Are those ham and cheese sandwiches in the picture? Or something else? They are actually made of ice cream and are a speciality of G. Fassi’s Palazzo del Freddo—the Palace of Cold—the oldest ice cream shop in Rome. What started as a small ice cream stall in the Via dei Quattro Fontane in 1880 soon grew into a large business and in 1928 the Palazzo del Freddo was opened in Via Principe Eugenio which exists to this day.

The ice cream is all made on site. You can go for the normal cone or cup or one of the more exotic products like the sandwiches above. Next time you’re in Rome check it out, if you haven’t already done so.

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