When in Rome... eat gelato
When it's 100 degrees on the Piazza Navona, gelato is better than Bernini. It's coolness in a cup, practically every flavor you ever dreamed of, intense and uncut. Check out Susan Spano's Postcard From Rome in Travel.
And if you can't get to Rome, here's Food staff writer Amy Scattergood's article about the Los Angeles gelateria craze.
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