It will be a little difficult dandylioness.
You'll get by OK though.
I was in Italy for two weeks during the summer of 2004.
Veganism is something they can't really comprehend in Italy. Be sure to get a translation written you can take to cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops etc etc. Most places will be happy to make a vegan option for you. You will be eating lots of green salad and pasta!!
I had some nice pizza's without cheese. I only found out this week though, that pizza bases can include milk and egg sometimes so watch out for that....... I'm not sure if that is the case in Italy though?
I love Italian vegetables in olive oil - peppers, aubergine, artichoke etc.
There are a few veggie/vegan restaurants in Italy. Perhaps this book may help - http://www.vegetarianguides.co.uk/produ ... taly.shtml
Maybe this one too if it covers Rome - http://www.vegetarianguides.co.uk/produ ... rope.shtml
- I presume so coz how could it not be one of Europe's top 40 destinations......
Also - http://www.happycow.net/europe/italy/rome/index.html
Rome will have ethnic eateries so you'll be able to get curry, falafel etc.
You'll have a great time. Rome is a beautiful city and Italy is a fantastic country.