If you are travelling to Italy with celiac disease, make a plan for communicating your diet effectively. In the land of gluten-filled pasta and pizza, you need to be prepared. Nothing ruins a wonderful trip like being "glutened". Here's a few gluten-free lines to remember:
"Gluten Free" in Italian
- "Senza glutine"
We'd recommend taking it a practical step further and learn how to say "I cannot eat gluten."
I cannot eat gluten" in Italian
- " Non posso ingerire alimenti che contengono glutine.”
If you really want to make sure they understand what foods are gluten-free, and be taken seriously, we recommend:
- "I have celiac disease and I cannot eat gluten. Gluten is in wheat, barley and rye. Is this food safe for me"
This translation is a bit lengthy and hard to remember, but it does provide a list of foods with gluten. We worked hard at creating a professional Italian Gluten Free Translation Card to help convey these messages more effectively.. They help take out some of the stress of communicating in Italy so you can truly enjoy your meals without the worry.
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