Next to a tangle of tram lines, with a major bus stop just outside the door, an unassuming store front advertises gelato artigianale.
Inside Gelateria Corona are two tidy rows of flavors based on seasonal ingredients.
Corona was my first ever favorite gelato shop in Rome, luring me in with flavors like raspberry ginger, and one the best banana gelatos in the city.
Directly next to Largo Argentina, it was a convenient stop for me when I was heading into the center.
Made in small batches, the gelato is fresh, creamy and deliciously flavored.
But in summer?
In summer you have to go to Corona for the granita – like a sicilian iced slushy.
The cocomero (watermelon) granita at Corona is something I literally look forward to every year.
To me, the arrival of cocomero at Corona means summer has officially started in Rome, which is why the shop made my map of the best gelato in Rome.
Largo Arenula, 27,
00186 Roma, Italy (Centro Storico)
Open every day from 12 pm to 2 am.