My husband and I spent two weeks in Italy in July, starting with three days in Rome. Links to photos and the Rome trip report:
I used the Parla Food gelato guide www.parlafood.com/best-gelato-rome-guide/ but we didn't have enough time to try them all. Also Smitten Kitchen's notes smittenkitchen.com/notes-and-tips-from-rome/ and theromedigest.com, plus our B&B host's recommendations for food.
I reviewed the places we stayed at separately. They were all great, so grateful to TA as a resource for accommodations. Our trip also included Orvieto, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Florence, Bologna, and Milan, there are links to (long) trip reports on the Flickr page if you are interested.
Thanks to everyone on the TA forums, especially for helping me figure out how to reserve the underground Colosseum tour.