Gluten free products are readily available everywhere, including regular supermarkets. I know lots of celiacs in Italy, including members of my family. When I was growing up there I never heard of that word (celiaco in italian) and if somebody mentioned the word most people would probably have thought they were talking about Ciriaco De Mita, a famous politician in the 1980's. But now, if you see how many gluten free products they have, you'd think that there is an epidemic of celiacs in Italy. Actually believe it or not, the Italian National Health Service (SSN) reimburses celiacs for their gluten free products. All they have to do is give the Italian SSN card to the cash register at check out, and the amount of gluten free products is paid directly by the SSN through the card and the amount is deducted by the monthly allowance the national health service gives each celiac. If you go to a restaurant, tell them you are a celiac (celiaco in Italian, the first 'c' is soft as in church) and you need something SENZA GLUTINE. They'll direct you to the right food and maybe prepare something special for you gluten free (that's what my cousin does and many Italian restaurants seem to keep some gluten free pasta in their cupboard.