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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.

 

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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. 

 

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

 

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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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