Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Italy >
Apr 3, 2012 07:00 PM

One day in Florence and Rome

We have one day to self-tour Florence and one day to do the same in Rome. (cruise drop-offs). We are not looking for anyplace fancy for lunch...mostly a place where we can pick up some fun things, eat on the run, and then get some gelato. What do you suggest? Thanks in advance. We are REALLY excited.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Florence is easy: you can stop by 'Ino for a fantastic panino, then head down the street to Carapina for the best gelato in town.

    Rome: For a quick lunch stop by Roscioli Bakery (not the restaurant) and you can either have a slice of pizza, or something heartier from the tavola calda there. For gelato you can take a walk over to Il Gelato, on Piazza Monte D'Oro 91/92, Rome. On the way, you can do a bit of sight seeing and go by the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps.