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PostPosted: May 11th, 2016, 9:24 am 
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I have a Coeliac travelling with me this Summer. Does anyone know of any supermarkets in the Tropea or surrounding areas that sell these products? Known as Senza Glutine in Italian. I know large Conad Supermarket's have an end of aisle section specifically for Gluten Free elsewhere in Italy but unsure of this area. If anyone knows or can keep an eye out for me, I'd be really grateful - else they will have to use a chunk of their suitcase space to GF bread/GF Pasta/snacks etc. :shock:

Many thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: May 13th, 2016, 5:45 pm 
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Hi

Many supermarkets in Calabria now have gluten free areas, in Pizzo MD supermarket, Sidis by the pizzo centro commercialle and also chemists. This is a big market now and breads, pastas and many types of biscuits are readily available. We have friends that take a gluten free frozen pizza with them to a restaurant and ask them to cook it there with the other pizzas, also i am sure some restaurants will do the pasta for you. just ask.


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PostPosted: May 19th, 2016, 11:17 am 
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Thank you so much for replying.

I'll travel to Pizzo if I can't find what I want more locally. I have now found out there seems to be a large Conad in Ricardi (Santa Domenica di Ricardi). Large ones usually have a dedicated end aisle full of tasty foods so if not I'll send them there.

Thanks again. :D

Mrs T


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PostPosted: June 1st, 2016, 1:47 pm 
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I also have a strictly gluten-free diet and regularly holiday in Calabria. I'm less familiar with the West coast but would comment that I have found gluten-free products in all supermarkets - large and small (Iperspar, Simpply, Conad etc.) - on the East Coast and also at pharmacies. In general I feel that Italy is far more considerate to our needs than the UK. Ice cream parlours often label all the various flavours which are GF and the staff at restaurants are very helpful. Also Peroni Senza Glutine is available is most supermarkets. I don't take any gluten free products with me as there is plenty of choice.
Kathryn


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PostPosted: July 5th, 2016, 1:51 am 
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Kathryn wrote:
I also have a strictly gluten-free diet and regularly holiday in Calabria. I'm less familiar with the West coast but would comment that I have found gluten-free products in all supermarkets - large and small (Iperspar, Simpply, Conad etc.) - on the East Coast and also at pharmacies. In general I feel that Italy is far more considerate to our needs than the UK. Ice cream parlours often label all the various flavours which are GF and the staff at restaurants are very helpful. Also Peroni Senza Glutine is available is most supermarkets. I don't take any gluten free products with me as there is plenty of choice.
Kathryn



Thanks for this info Kathryn - really helpful.


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PostPosted: December 20th, 2016, 1:11 am 
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Just to let anyone who ever reads this know - the gluten free /senza glutine situation was successful. We never made it as far as the Conad because the local shops had different items in each store. Some had biscuits (sweet and savoury) and another had cereal, another had pasta and the pharmacy had bread (though the queue's were always long there).

Thanks to those that replied with helpful suggestions and for anyone else who needs these items in the future you'll be fine gluten free.

Managed fine in restaurants though we did eat in/out 50/50.

We also had a vegan with us who got meat poisoned on the first day we arrived as the chef decided 'just a little meat' in the sauce wouldn't hurt and was very perplexed why it was a problem after some of it had been consumed. He really didn't understand the fall out at the table after that one. :shock: :lol: :cry: so we had to change from 'vegane' to allergic to meat, eggs, milk, cheese - then it was taken seriously.



Apart from all the dietary requirements - it was a great holiday! So lovely to be back. Hope to be back soon.


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