I want to ‘Go with Oh’ to Rome

“You can’t have a favorite place until you have seen them all.”

There are so many wonderful places in this world and I feel if you go to the same place twice, you miss out on seeing someplace new. With such a long list of places I want to go, there are very few places that I would actually travel to more than once. Rome is at the top of this list.

If I had the chance to Go with Oh back to Rome, I would go in a heartbeat. Rome captured my exhausted, jet-lagged heart from the first time my handsome Italian driver dropped me off at my hotel in Trastevere, Rome. The sights, the food, and the amazing history helped me fall in love with Rome almost immediately. Even though I entered this contest once already, I couldn’t resist entering again in hopes of returning to beautiful Rome.

For this gluten-free foodie, Rome turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. I ate gluten-free pasta, pizza, breadsticks, and gelato. I drank lots of “water with gas,” wine, and even gluten-free beer. It really was a gluten-free dream come true. I found an updated list of gluten-free restaurants in Rome on the blog Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino and I am ready to book my return trip today. Thanks to TONS of walking, I didn’t gain any weight in Rome which is good considering I want to eat my way through this city on my next trip back to Rome.

I want to Go with Oh to Rome to…

  • Sip vino at a cafe on one of the windy streets of Trastevere while enjoying some  prosciutto and melon.
  • Eat thin crust pizza, pasta, and dessert at La Soffitta while gazing at the Vatican in the distance. This restaurant literally brought me to tears of joy while in Italy. Growing up, I could never have imagined that this gluten-free globetrotter would be eating pasta in Italy. But it happened here and it brought me to tears.
  • Stumble past the Pantheon late at night after dancing the night away with un bell’uomo in one hand and a hazelnut gelato in the other.
  • Picnic on the grounds of Villa Borghese with some Italian percorino and a box of Schar crackers. During my visit to Rome, I only entered the south end of the park one afternoon but I would love to explore the park on a bicycle with a stop for a picnic in the late afternoon.
  • Drink an espresso after tossing some coins over my shoulder at the Trevi Fountain in hopes of returning to Rome one day.

One of my favorite pictures from Italy:
Colosseum at Night; Rome, Italy

Do you want to enter the Go with Oh contest? You can! Click on http://www.gowithoh.com/ and win the pick of four fantastic prizes on their Facebook page.

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About Erin Smith

Erin Smith was diagnosed with celiac disease in the early 1980s, so she’s been eating gluten-free almost her entire life. Erin has a unique perspective of growing up in the gluten-free community and blogs about living — and enjoying — a gluten-free lifestyle. Erin Smith has been writing her gluten-free lifestyle blog Gluten-Free Fun since 2007. In 2011, she launched Gluten-Free Globetrotter, a website that encourages those with celiac disease to travel the world and not be scared about eating gluten-free domestically and abroad. Erin is also the lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group, a social community that has grown to over 1800 members in the 8 years she has been organizing the group.
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One Response to I want to ‘Go with Oh’ to Rome

  1. ackdavis says:

    Detailing the joys of Gluten Free, not excluding what many think they ought to be able to do is so encouraging. Thanks for the uplifting review!

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