Welcome to a brand new sequence of gluten free nation guides, beginning with gluten free Italy. I’ve been writing coeliac metropolis guides for a while now however all of the sudden realised that basic gluten free nation guides might be actually helpful for different coeliacs.
I used to stay in Italy and I communicate (now barely rusty) Italian, so must be very nicely positioned to present you some recommendations on being gluten free and travelling right here. We go to Italy often, so you can see 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 kids 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 bunch of AIC (Italian coeliac society) accredited eating places.
Briefly, Italians perceive what coeliac illness is and the related necessities. Subsequently it’s best to really feel assured that you’re going to have a superb vacation in Italy and know you can see loads of protected gluten free issues to eat. Comply with my ideas under that can assist you get off to a flying begin.
Coeliac Italian Phrasebook
A number of useful Italian phrases to get you began. English is sort of extensively spoken in Rome, however at the very least you’ll be able to talk some key fundamental 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 most effective gluten free spots and coeliac pleasant eateries.
Beneath you can see hyperlinks to my big collection of coeliac pleasant gluten free Italy metropolis guides. From main cities like Rome and Florence, to regional guides resembling Tuscany, there’s something right here for everybody.
The guides are listed in alphabetical order. I’m additionally working by means of a little bit of a backlog, so bear with me whereas I get some new gluten free Italy guides up and operating!
AIC – The Italian Coeliac Society
One other useful level of reference for coeliac vacationers is the AIC. The AIC is the Italian coeliac society they usually have some great sources you’ll be able to utilise when on the hunt for the most effective gluten free Italy finds.
Whereas their web site is now restricted to members on, vacationers should buy their app, which listing a whole bunch of coeliac protected eating places, ones which have acquired 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 basic notice about consuming out in eating places in Italy. In my expertise, the massive majority of eating places in Italy supply some type of gluten free choices. Nonetheless, I at all times play it protected in combined facility eating places and take a neighborhood language coeliac journey card once I go to locations.
You may give this to the workers within the restaurant to learn by means 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.
You probably have opted for a self catering vacation, then you can be spoilt for alternative by all of the great gluten free merchandise obtainable in Italy.
It’s at all times price 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 is going to 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.
Inns and B&Bs
Many lodges are very accommodating to coeliac friends, simply give them some advance discover and they need to be capable of get some provisions in for you.
You will see that a couple of AIC accredited lodges 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 beautiful coeliac pleasant lodges – Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence and Alpen Palace within the Dolomites – each have been wonderful (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:
Secure travels! x