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When in Rome...

For my first gluten free travel destination I chose to write about one of my favorite cities in the world, Rome.

Rome had been on my travel bucket list for years so I was very excited when my parents told me we were taking a family trip to Italy over the summer in 2016.


Although we only spent three nights in Rome, I fell in love with the city. I was enchanted by the ancient architecture mixed in with colorful buildings that gave the entire city a romantic feel. Down every street corner something new caught my eye and I had a hard time not running into people because I was so distracted by the beauty. I loved it so much that I went back to Rome for a weekend trip a month later when I was studying abroad in Spain.




We spent our days at famous tourists destinations such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican City and the Trevi Fountain. And we spent our nights walking the lit-up streets of Rome, eating long and delicious meals, and sipping wine in front of the Spanish Steps. 




It is hard to describe in words, but there was something about being in such an old and important city that felt special.



A significant part of my love for Rome is attached to the FOOD!


Italy is by far the easiest and best place to travel gluten free that I have ever been to. I was a little bit worried about eating in Italy since a staple of Italian food is carbs aka wheat. However I ate so much more delicious gluten free pizza, pasta, bread and gelato than I could have ever imagined. If you are looking for a family travel destination with history, culture, and easy gluten free food – Rome is the place for you.


For more details on my favorite restaurants and tips on eating gluten free in Rome, see the Rome section of Travel Gluten Free.



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