As someone born and raised in Italy, I see ice cream as the basis of my food pyramid, next to pizza and a nice cornetto (breakfast pastry), an important part of my daily nutrition. While this is probably a nutritional model I might be revisiting soon, I’m always happy to indulge in a gelato at the historical Gelateria Fassi when passing by; the freshness of the products, the atmosphere and the sensation of being in a safe place where I can forget about everything else and eat a gelato is one of the best feelings I can experience in Rome.
Almost everyone in Rome knows this place, as it’s somehow the place in Rome where you can have gelato anytime you want, since it’s open 365 days a year. Ice cream aside, the place and the atmosphere make a difference as well. For me, it’s a sort of museum where you can taste the final product at the end of the visit. I have always had the feeling I’ve entered a parallel world here. The atmosphere is that of entering a temple of sweetness where you can fully enjoy yourself, sitting at some marble tables, your favorite, real artisanal ice cream in hand.
Isn’t it better to look at life as if through the window of a gelato fridge and choose the best life as one would choose his ice cream flavors of preference? Both for your favorite flavors and life decisions, happiness is the key.