Rome Eats - Gelato and Lunch

The weather was getting steadily worse with each step with took in Rome.  We stood for a moment and looked out past the fountain in Piazza del Popolo, deciding what to do next.
We set our sights on Via del Corso, a pedestrian friendly street lined with shops.

There was some flooding in the area due to the constant rains and we were forced to take a detour onto some of the winding side streets in the neighborhood.  We were so glad we did because we chanced upon Giolitti, a famous gelato place.  We were cold and wet but we didn't let that stop us from picking up some sweet, frozen goodness.
Usually this place is packed, but given the weather, the crowds had thinned a bit and we had the place practically to ourselves.  We walked past the green marble counter tops to the rear of the store.
We were confronted with a dizzying array of flavors!
I opted for an extra dark chocolate combined with sour cherry and of course a dollop of cream on top!
When we finally finished our gelato we dreaded going back out into the rain but somehow managed to push on.  We took refuge in a shopping arcade with a soaring stained glass roof.
We continued on our way until a very persuasive tout convinced us to try Osteria della Vite for lunch.
A carafe of wine was just what we needed to warm up!
We sipped our wine and took a look around the unassuming interior.
Warm wedges of foccacia topped with rosemary were a delight.
Pork roll-ups made for a tasty appetizer with a bit of healthy salad.
Of course, the pizza really hit the spot to close out a carb-filled meal.
Reluctantly, we pressed on after lunch...back into the incessant rain.
We danced between the raindrops until we ended up at a seemingly anonymous pasticceria.
We stood at the counter nursing a coffee and a couple of sweet treats.
We certainly weren't hungry after our large pizza lunch but I just loved the look of these lovingly prepared sandwiches.
Once again, we were happy to have a roof over our heads at least for a short while.



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