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Gluten Free advice in Tuscany




  • Gluten Free advice in Tuscany

    The good news is that Italy is a fantastic place for a celiac to travel to as the Italians are very aware of the disease and what food can and cannot be eaten.
    The key phrases to know are "io sono celiaco" and "senza glutine", once these are said to a waiter/ress you will have explained to you what is available without gluten and you will be surprised that there is a wide range!
    There is a guide-book that gives you some specific restaurants that are totally gluten-free:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+gluten+free+guide+to+italy
    However you will find plenty of choices in all restaurants.
    There is also an iPhone/iPad app - this is only in Italian though - for checking menu items:
    https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/mangiare-senza-glutine/id391222845?mt=8
    Most restaurants have GF printed on the menus next to items that are gluten-free.
    The main place to buy gluten free goods is in the pharmacies but the supermarkets will also carry a range of items too.
    The Italians are susceptible to celiac disease and around 1% of the population are diagnosed. Children in Italy are routinely tested for Celiac Disease before school as part of their vaccinations and it is compulsory by law that every place offering food is able to offer gluten free dishes.

    One final note: Drink the wine! The Diet Coke manufactured in Italy is not gluten free. The problem is with the caramel colour.

    We recommend you print the card in this link and take with you to restaurants and food shops. http://www.celiactravel.com/cards/italian/

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Gluten Free Cooking Class & Wine Tour in Tuscany

This is the Program

09.30 am Meet your driver directly at your address.
10.00 am ITALIAN GLUTEN-FREE SPECIALTIES COOKING CLASS 

  • Hands-on cooking class with a professional chef 
  • Learn when a gluten-free diet is good and why
  • HACCP rules for gluten-free cooking areas
  • Discover the Italian culinary traditions which are naturally gluten-free
  • Experiment with different preparation techniques
  • Taste different nutritious dishes that you have prepared paired with wine

3.00 pm CHIANTI WINE TOUR
Visit a Boutique Vinery in Chianti (enjoy the wine tour, wine tasting, olive oli oil tasting).
Meet The Wine & Olive Oil Makers

5.00 pm Panoramic stop at Michelangelo square (stunning view on Florence)

5.30 pm Return to your address.

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Guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery with Firenzecard - LAST MINUTE

Discover the Uffizi Gallery in Florence with a private guide, admire the masterpieces of Giotto, Da Vinci, Botticelli and take advantage of your Firenzecard valid for 72h!

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ORIGINAL WALKING TOUR IN THE CENTER OF FLORENCE AND THE OLTRARNO!

Discover Florence from a different angle with this 2-hour walking tour. Led by a professional guide, you will discover the center of the city with the Cathedral, the Gates of Paradise, the Dome and Ponte Vecchio; strolling in an open air museum you will reach the Palazzo Vecchio, located in one of the most beautiful squares of Florence, Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi courtyard.
But the innovative part of this tour is the exploration of the Oltrarno, to discover the authenticity of Florence among artisans workshops, vintage shops and much more, do not forget that Lonely Planet called it one of the coolest places in the world!

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Accademia Gallery and Walking tour of Florence

Enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery and marvel at the masterpieces by Michelangelo and others. After a lunch break (not included in the tour) you’ll head out on a guided walking tour of Florence to discover the history of the city.

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