When I get back from pottering around Italy, I plan to write a proper post: restaurants, groceries, grandfatherly shopkeepers who offered me cookies, experiences with my Italian gluten-free dining card, the whole deal.

That’s a few blissful weeks away, though, and I can’t wait that long to tell you about gluten-free Bologna. So far the gastronomic highlight of my trip, it’s also a wonderful city for your eyes and ears and other organs too.

There is one main reason why Bologna has been so good to me: the magic of the internet. I was able to connect with a gluten-free Italian who studies there, and he made sure I was well-fed.

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