Subject: RE: Rome gelato and shopping
Actually, there are 2 places even better than Giolitti (Giolitti used to be my favourite until I discovered these other 2). One is Fonte della Salute, on Viale Trastevere, just a few blocks up from the river, and the other is Ping Pong on Viale Marconi near Piazza della Radio (not quite a tourist area).

SHOPPING Stores are closed between 1 pm and 3:30 pm in winter, and between 1 and 4pm in summer.

Laurie in Mexico City (formerly from Rome)