Gluten-free travel in Italy isn’t just possible, it’s delicious. Recent IES Abroad alum and Ambassador Mariah Bensley (IES Abroad Siena | Hope College) found that with a little research and some perseverance she was able to enjoy the best of Italian cuisine while being gluten-free.
Read on to hear her advice for others traveling with celiac disease and her top five gluten-free Italian dishes.
As someone who would be studying abroad with celiac disease, I figured my dreams of enjoying delicious Italian cuisine were out of reach. However, after speding four months in Italy, I learned to be smart about what I ate. The result left me with nothing but the best foods up for grabs.
If you are traveling with celiac disease, or any other food restrictions, a big fear may accompany you when leaving the United States and entering a country with a whole new cuisine for you to navigate around. As someone who experienced all these anxieties, I am here to tell you that you can do it. Do your research before you head abroad and ask questions once you arrive.
So, without further ado, here are the top five gluten-free dishes I found to be most satisfying while living in Italy.