It’s suprisingly easy to be gluten-free in Italy. As someone with celiac disease (diagnosed about a decade ago) I often find myself relieved to be in Southeast Asia, home of fish sauce and rice. Soy sauce has wheat flour, but fish sauce is safe for celiacs. Imagine my surprise, then, to find out that Italy was one of the most friendly countries in the world for gluten-free eaters.   This is homemade pasta, gluten-free, with fresh rosemary and parmesan cheese. My post about why Italy is so attuned to these allergies is here.

Bonfire from the Feast of Saint George, Torgiano, Italy.

Ancient manuscripts in the Montefalco library. Beautiful.

The texture of cobblestones, Bevagna, Umbria.

Unexpectedly in Orvieto. No complaints from me - it’s gorgeous.