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I have updated this post for 2013…It’s that time of year again: gelato season. Granted, rainy and cold winter weather never did stop me from eating gelato regularly, but there is nothing quite like strolling through Rome eating a gelato on a sunny spring day. We may have to wait until it is downright sweltering before granita is available (though I spied some at Corona in Largo Arenula the other day), but that just means more time to savor gelato in all its varied forms.

After nine years of binging on researching Rome’s gelato offerings, I have come up with my ultimate list of gelaterie. You won’t find Giolitti or San Crispino on this litany (indeed, they haven’t been the best at anything but being famous in a long while). Some of my favorite spots are quite central, others more peripheral, but all are worth the trip. In addition to the handy map above, you can follow my ideal gelato itinerary on Foodspotting–spot all 11–and get the full listing on “Katie Parla’s Rome”, my native app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android. And be sure to check out this post, too.