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looks like im going to be spending 4 weeks in rome this summer! i just got accepted into operafest di roma, so providing i raise the money and such i will be there! The program says it'll offer vegan food- but in the evenings we eat on our own I think.... not quite sure yet. how do i figure out how to eat vegan IN ANOTHER COUNTRY??!!! anyone ever dealt with this??? anyone live in italy??? thanks guys (as always)

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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/products/vegetarianitaly.shtml .

Maybe this one too if it covers Rome - http://www.vegetarianguides.co.uk/products/vegetarianeurope.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 , http://www.happycow.net/europe/italy/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.

 

Have fun.

 

Tarz.

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dandylioness - found my translation which an Italian friend wrote for me before I went to Italy, saying basically what I do and don't eat:

 

SONO VEGETARIANO.

NON MANGIO PRODOTTI ANIMALI O INGREDIENTI DERIVATI DA ANIMALI

NON MANGIO CARNE, PESCE, FORMAGGIO, UOVA,BURRO,MIELE O QUALSIASI CIBO CHE

CONTENGA QUESTI INGREDIENTI.

NON MANGIO PASTA ALL'UOVO.

MANGIO FRUTTA, VERDURA , INSALATE..ECC.

 

Cristian may want to edit it though????

 

Hope this helps.

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SONO VEGETARIANO.

NON MANGIO PRODOTTI ANIMALI O INGREDIENTI DERIVATI DA ANIMALI

NON MANGIO CARNE, PESCE, FORMAGGIO, UOVA,BURRO,MIELE O QUALSIASI CIBO CHE

CONTENGA QUESTI INGREDIENTI.

NON MANGIO PASTA ALL'UOVO.

MANGIO FRUTTA, VERDURA , INSALATE..ECC.

 

That's just perfect Matt!

 

Dandylioness, I think you'll be fine as long as you explain what you need. Make sure to order beans, lentis and other legums, there's plenty of those in italian dishes. You can have them with pasta, restaurants are usually very flexible although I would avoid the ones in tourists' hot spots. Pizza is also safe, as far as I know no one uses milk in the dough. Plus you should find plenty of vegetables, some of them you have probably never seen before!

Have fun!

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Hi! I live in Italy, quite far from Roma, but I've just asked some frieds who live in Roma to tell me about restaurants or other places where you can eat vegan... and not just a salad!!!!

 

I'll let you know as soon as they give me an answer!

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I spent four-five weeks in Italy last summer, and didn't get awkwardly stuck eating salads ever. I ate them by choice occassionally, but I had no problems getting around menus as a vegan. If necessary, I acted as the silly bumbling giggly Canadian girl who would like a special meal.

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I found these places:

 

Muccapazza (=crazy cow)

Via del giardino vecchio, 2

MARINO (ROMA)

Phone: 06 93 67 484

Mobile: 3470870886

www.muccapazza.org

mo[email protected]

 

Bio e te - bioristoro vegetariano

Via San Francesco di Sales, 1-1a

ROMA

Phone: 06 68 80 99 89

 

Jaya Say Ma

Via Bargoni, 11-18

ROMA

Phone: 06 581 26 40

 

Associazione Culturale "Tidirò"

Via del Mattonato, 42

ROMA

Phone: 065810626

www.tidiro.com

[email protected]

 

Govinda (Krishna restaurnt)

Via Santa Maria del Pianto, 16

ROMA

Phone: 06 68 89 15 40

[email protected]

 

L'insalatiera Taverna Vegetariana

Via Trionfale, 44

ROMA

Phone: 06-39742975

www.linsalatiera.com

 

L'isola

Via della Vite, 14 - 4th floor (Piazza di Spagna area)

ROMA

Phone: 06.6792509

 

Il Margutta - ristorante

Via Margutta, 118

ROMA

Phone: 06.32650577

www.ilmargutta.it

[email protected]

 

Sciam

Via del Pellegrino, 56

ROMA

Phone: 06 68 30 89 57

 

Margutta Le Cornacchie

Piazza Rondanini, 53 (Pantheon)

Phone: 06.68134544

 

Arancia Blu

Via dei Latini, 55 - 65

Roma

Phone: 06 445 41 05

www.ristorantidiroma.com/aranciablu.htm

 

Le Bistrot

Via delle Sette Chiese, 160

ROMA

Phone: 06-5128991

 

Un Punto Macrobiotico

Via Moricca, 100 - 102

ROMA

Phone: 06-39751039

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Vorrei comprare la cocaina ed altri narcotici.

Dirigalo prego verso i prostitutes.

Diami tutti i vostri soldi prima che stab voi.

 

those are three phrases that are pretty handy to know.

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Vorrei comprare la cocaina ed altri narcotici.

Dirigalo prego verso i prostitutes.

Diami tutti i vostri soldi prima che stab voi.

 

those are three phrases that are pretty handy to know.

 

buenissimo, signore!

 

Don't forget to add the " Per piacere " (sp?) to all those! Never hurts to be polite!

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