Rome is one of the world's great cities. It's the city of the Caesars and la dolce vita, of long sunny days, endless art galleries, churches and museums, of fountain-splashed piazzas and majestic monuments from Rome's Imperial Golden Age. Rome is a city where the ancient buildings, cobbled medieval streets and Renaissance domes set the stage for great wine bars, fabulous dining, sidewalk cafes and incomparable shopping.
One of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe, Rome’s history continues over 28 centuries though the mythological founding date is not until 753 BCE by Romulus and Remus. Rome, named for Romulus, acted as the capital of the first kingdom established.
The story of Italian fashion began on February 25, 1951 when Count Giorgini staged a fashion show for an international audience in Florence. André Suarès wrote that "fashion is the best form of farce, though nobody laughs because everyone takes part". Dress has always been regarded as a means of self-assertion in society, an instrument of personal confirmation, and an important means of communication for individuals and peoples.
Gelato is the Italian word for "frozen", and in the context of food, gelato refers to ice cream. But gelato is very different from traditional ice cream. Even though both contain essentially the same ingredients - water, milk, cream, sugar, flavorings and air, the proportions are uniquely different. Gelato has much less fat, a higher density, and it's served 10 to 15 degrees warmer than ice cream. With no air added to gelato, it is richer and creamier. The warmer serving temperature means that it melts in the mouth much sooner than solidly frozen ice cream.