Place Rossetti

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Place Rossetti, Nice, 06000

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Fenocchio's on Place Rossetti
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#15 of 17
expert-rated things to do in Nice
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, History, People watching

Expert review of Place Rossetti

Holiday on ice (creams).

Hemmed in by the warren of little streets, this is the central point of the Old Town. As such, if fairly swirls with people, not all of whom are heading for the Ste Réparate cathedral, though they should.  

The mighty church is another impressive example of Nice's taste for the baroque - though not quite so exuberant as the Eglise du Gésu (see separate entry).

The main reason for lingering on this square is Fenocchio’s, home to one of Nice’s largest and best collections of ice-creams. Some 94 different flavours include tomato and basil, and chilli chocolate, though I favour the rosemary ones myself.

It's a good idea to come here after dinner on summer evenings. Restrict your meal to two courses - starter and main - and take an ice-cream from Fenocchio's as your dessert ... along with pretty much everyone else in the world. There's a genuine southern buzz about the proceedings.

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Place Rossetti, Nice, 06000
Months open:
All year round

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