Doesn't that sound like a horrifying, not to mention senseless, prospect? Italy without crusty bread ... bruschetta ... pasta ... pizza ... pastries.
According to the New York Times, not only is it possible to traverse Italy unscathed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it may even be enjoyable. Precisely because of their glutenful environment, Italians are aware of the problem and have made modifications for the unfortunate peeps who cannot indulge in all these goodies. Read about it here.