Welcome to a brand new collection of gluten free nation guides, beginning with gluten free Italy. I’ve been writing coeliac metropolis guides for a while now however out of the blue realised that common gluten free nation guides could possibly be actually helpful for different coeliacs.
I used to stay in Italy and I converse (now barely rusty) Italian, so must be very effectively positioned to present you some recommendations on being gluten free and travelling right here. We go to Italy often, so you will discover plenty of particular metropolis guides too.
Let me begin by saying gluten free Italy is simple. There’s widespread consciousness of coeliac illness and Italian youngsters are examined as quickly as they show any signs.
There are dozens and dozens of devoted gluten free bakeries, eating places and retailers scattered throughout the nation and a whole lot of AIC (Italian coeliac society) accredited eating places.
In brief, Italians perceive what coeliac illness is and the related necessities. Due to this fact it is best to really feel assured that you will have a superb vacation in Italy and know you will discover loads of protected gluten free issues to eat. Comply with my suggestions under that will help you get off to a flying begin.
Coeliac Italian Phrasebook
A couple of helpful Italian phrases to get you began. English is sort of extensively spoken in Rome, however at the very least you possibly can talk some key primary phrases if you’re in a complete jam.
Sono celiaca = I’m coeliac (feminine) [pronounced “sono cheh-lee-ac-a“]
Sono celiaco = I’m coeliac (man)
Senza glutine = gluten free [pronounced “sen-zah glue-tin-eh”]
My Gluten Free Italy Metropolis Guides
Earlier than you journey, try my web site to see if I’ve already written a coeliac pleasant gluten free information to your Italian vacation spot. These will prevent effort and time as I’ve already rounded up the perfect gluten free spots and coeliac pleasant eateries.
Under you will discover hyperlinks to my large collection of coeliac pleasant gluten free Italy metropolis guides. From main cities like Rome and Florence, to regional guides corresponding to Tuscany, there’s something right here for everybody.
The guides are listed in alphabetical order. I’m additionally working by way of a little bit of a backlog, so bear with me whereas I get some new gluten free Italy guides up and working!
AIC – The Italian Coeliac Society
One other helpful level of reference for coeliac vacationers is the AIC. The AIC is the Italian coeliac society and so they have some great sources you possibly can utilise when on the hunt for the perfect gluten free Italy finds.
Whereas their web site is now restricted to members on, vacationers should purchase their app, which listing a whole lot of coeliac protected eating places, ones which have obtained AIC certification.
These eating places must have demonstrated strict processes to stop cross contamination and to make sure their meals is safely gluten free earlier than they’ll attain this accreditation.
A common notice about consuming out in eating places in Italy. In my expertise, the big majority of eating places in Italy provide some type of gluten free choices. Nevertheless, I all the time play it protected in combined facility eating places and take an area language coeliac journey card once I go to locations.
You may give this to the workers within the restaurant to learn by way of and it’ll clarify, in Italian, your dietary necessities and the significance of avoiding cross contamination. Here is a link to the Italian language version.
There are additionally loads of devoted gluten free eateries and AIC accredited ones, which you’ll be able to discovering utilizing my gluten free Italy guides.
When you’ve got opted for a self catering vacation, then you’ll be spoilt for selection by all of the great gluten free merchandise obtainable in Italy.
It’s all the time value checking the AIC website to see if there are any totally gluten free retailers or bakeries within the space you’re staying (I discovered a TREASURE TROVE of a gluten free store final 12 months in Perugia…I’ve by no means seen so many sorts of contemporary gluten free pasta).
Supermarkets are usually very well-stocked although and it will likely be cheaper to purchase your gluten free merchandise right here. Current supermarkets I’ve shopped at for gluten free merchandise in Italy embody: Pam, Coop, Auchan, Conad, Carrefour and Iper.
Accommodations and B&Bs
Many resorts are very accommodating to coeliac friends, simply give them some advance discover and they need to have the ability to get some provisions in for you.
You can find a couple of AIC accredited resorts on the AIC app, plus there are a couple of totally gluten free B&Bs dotted across the nation. We usually use AirBnB however have stayed at a few pretty coeliac pleasant resorts – Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence and Alpen Palace within the Dolomites – each have been glorious (notice each stays have been hosted).
Searching for different gluten free journey guides? Why not try my coeliac pleasant guides to the next summer season vacation locations:
Protected travels! x