Italy Vegan Travel Guide

Italy Vegan Travel Blogs

Sardinia – 7 day travel guide (in a van)

Buongiorno a Tutti – Welcome to our 7 day Sardinia Travel Guide (in a van)! We have just spent a week on the lovely Italian island of Sardinia and wish to share the experience with you! The whole trip was […]

Vegan food in Italy: supermarkets

vegan food in an Italian supermarket   If you are visiting my country and you are worried about the food I just can tell you that finding vegan food in Italy is super easy and can also be surprisingly cheap, […]

Islands hopping in Venice: Murano, Burano, Torcello, Lido

Burano If you have the opportunity to spend a few days in Venice, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a day trip to the islands: it’s really easy to go to Murano, Burano, Torcello and Lido (also known as Venice’s […]

Eating vegan in Italy

vegan pizza in Italy If you’re visiting Italy you already know that it’s the temple of the best and oldest cuisine in the world. You will find a lot of vegetarian and vegan options in almost every restaurant and the […]

Family European Vacation, Italia Style

I did it. I survived a European vacation in Italy with six of my family members—none of whom are vegan! As someone who prefers solo travel, I’m definitely feeling the adjustment lately with recent group trips. Even with people I […]

Conscious Tourism in Venice

On arrival, the uniqueness of Venice hits you. It is a special place and you’ll be wowed by its magic. Dizzy yourself by winding through the alleyways, meandering along canals and posing on quaint bridges. Yes, it is all so romantic. This is Venice. The […]

Turin – Italy’s Vegan City

Ever since mayor Chiara Appendino pledged to make her city more vegan friendly, the city of Turin was at the top of my travel bucket list. Turin is a northern Italian city of the Piedmont region, which is often famed […]

Vegan Feasting at Train Stations

Train stations, airports, highways. Those in between places. The hours you spend waiting in travel purgatory. You really need something to look forward to. And that something is food. Waiting increases appetite (I’m sure that is a scientific fact). Early morning […]

Quick trip to Tuscany and Related Eats

I went for a weekend in the countryside of Tuscany, around Cetona and Amiata mountains, where wolves roam free again. Well, we had no signs of wolves even though we saw plenty of roe deers. Instead of enjoying wildlife though, […]

Flower Burger – Hippie burgers in Milan

Milan seems to be the black sheep of Italy. Yeah, no one seems to have anything positive to say about it. Nothing negative either, simply that it’s nowhere near as exciting as Rome and Florence (which totally blew us away […]

In Love With Italy!

Hi all! Welcome to Part 2/3 of our European Vegan Travel Blogs! This post is going to be very long so I apologise in advance. Italy was the country we spent most of our time in so we have much […]

Vegan Food & Sightseeing Tips in Italy- Rome, Naples, Padua

I have been to Italy a couple of times before, but my boyfriend has never been and hence this had to be rectified- you have to taste pizza and pasta in Italy at least once in your life! For his […]

A Day in Pompeii

Shae and I knew we had to make a stop in the ancient city of Pompeii while visiting Italy. In 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted, covering the city in ash and preserving the ruins. What is left brings you back to […]

Our Visit to the Italian Horse Protection Association

I’d say when most people think about humans’ relationship with horses it seems quite good, and I do believe most horse owners have a positive and loving relationship with their horses. You would think of horses the way you think […]

Vegan in Italy: Our First Challenge

So far on our six-month around the world trip, Shae and I have found it pretty easy to find vegan food. Reykjavik, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Berlin: all very vegan friendly! We knew we would run into some challenges along […]

Exploring Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre translates in English to “five lands.” Cinque Terre is a city made up of five smaller towns along the rocky coast of the Italian Riviera. In each of the towns you will find colorful buildings and homes, heaps of stairs […]

48 Hours in Venice, Italy

I heard you only need a day or two to see Venice. You’ll get tired of all the tourists and it’s so small that you can finish all the sight-seeing in one day. We took that advice and had two […]

I’m In Rome!

Hello Vegan Travellers! I’m in Rome! Hopefully I managed to ramp up your excitement for this post by uploading enigmatic pictures of some ruins over the past few days… You probably sussed it after the first picture but ah well […]

Favourite places to eat in Italy

Our 6 nights in Italy felt more like a dream; albeit a very pleasant dream filled with an abundance of pizza, gelato and espresso, we would have preferred a much longer stay in a country known for their fresh and […]

Spending 3 days in Rome, Italy

Our ride arrived at 12:30pm and pulled up to the airport on time for check in for our flight to Rome via New Jersey. Cody walked up to the self check in machine, pulled out our passports, and started checking […]

Ellie’s Roundup – Europe!

Hey, Vegan Travellers! I know it’s been a while since you’ve read these beautiful words, but guess what? It is once again time for a famous Ellie Round-Up! “But Ellie!” you say, interrupting my blog quite rudely, “You’ve been in […]

Ciao Ciao, Italy!

Hey, Vegan Travellers! I am writing to you today from what I think might be a dream. I am in Italy. I have always wanted to be in Italy. I am almost not in Italy anymore. I will soon be […]

Italy! For a Little Bittaly…

It seemed for a while that we never should have left Prague. In order to fit our entire trip into a single travel day (as our travel days are finite on our rail passes) we were leaving Prague at 12:01 [...]

Roadtripping around Northern Italy

This is my first blog ever!!! This summer I was lucky enough to go traveling around central and northern Europe with a part sponsorship  by VeganTravel. We began in Italy :). We had already been in Italy a little while […]

Italy Vegan Travel Videos

Vegan Dining in Italy

Dolce Vegan

Traditional Italian food and western staples, all veganised in Florence. Dolce Vegan is a restaurant, offering takeaway and catering in Florence. Their food is completely vegan and uses organic raw materials. They bake fresh pasta every day, and offer ravioli, tortelli, tagliatelle both […]

Veggy Days Trento

VeggyDays Trento is the ideal place for lunch or dinner both of those who prefer a quick meal but tasty, with a wide choice of sandwiches, first and second, salads, all 100% veg, both of whom want to take moments […]

Ristorante Villa Cian (Torbol sul Garda, TN)

Villa Cian located in Torbole sul Garda boasts its beauty just steps from the lake. The facility is open with food service for lunch and dinner and themed events. See you there!

Universo Vegano

High quality, cruelty-free products: sandwiches, piadine (flatbread wraps), burgers, kebabs, and soups, all exclusively vegan and natural, capable of fully replacing traditional products deriving from animals.

Universo Vegano

High quality, cruelty-free products: sandwiches, piadine (flatbread wraps), burgers, kebabs, and soups, all exclusively vegan and natural, capable of fully replacing traditional products deriving from animals.

Gelateria dei Neri

Gelateria dei Neri in Florence, Italy offers gelato and ice-cream with vegan options.

Mater Terrae

We invite you to discover the organic-gourmet, natural, vegetarian and ethical cuisine of our restaurant Mater Terrae, inspired by art, tradition and environmental sense, and interpreted by our Chef Fabrizio Marino. The menu of the restaurant is exclusively vegetarian with […]

Olive Dolci Gelateria

Olive Dolci is an all vegan ice cream shop in Rome where ice cream meets the Mediterranean flavours and well-being of Extra-Virgin olive oil!

Sali & Pistacchi

Salts & Pistachio is the first local vegetarian café in Ossola, attentive to environmental sustainability and local products. We use almost exclusively organic products and fair trade. You can come for morning coffee, a slice of cake (vegan) with tea, […]

Gelateria del Biondo

Gelateria del Biondo serves beautifully made gelato. They have a few vegan options, and even have vegan milks and other drinks in the fridge.

Alhambra Cafe

Coffee shop, bakery, natural patisserie, sandwiches, salads, raw dishes, vegan and vegetarian food, quiches. All the production is 100% handmade by us!

La Cucina di Giuditta ristorante

Hot and cold salad bar restaurant with vegan and vegetarian options.


240 kinds of creamy hot and cold soups, sweet and salty, made exclusively with seasonal produce with a weekly rotational menu. The daily dishes include: lasagnas, baked pastas, quiches and savory strudels, vegetables au gratin, veggie burgers, panzarotti, rolled oats […]

Capre e Cavoli

In our kitchen we prepare fresh food, dishes, salads, sandwiches, wraps, desserts and much more! Our kitchen is vegan, and uses only plant-based foods. Suitable for those who are lactose intolerant and those who suffer from high cholesterol, and generally […]


We love street food. Ice cream, fresh fruit, centrifuged, fruttafrullata, coffee to stay and to go, sandwiches and pizza! Offers a few vegan sorbets, sandwiches, and appetisers.

Gelateria Artigianale Fortune

Gelateria in the old town of Sirmione. They have a wide selection of vegan gelato, with 16 vegan flavours, including soya gelatos, rice milk gelatos, and fruit sorbets. The counter lists the ingredients of each of the gelato types.

Il Margutta Ristorarte

Our cuisine is refined, traditional, innovative and above all, healthy and tasty. Marry the high quality of the products used in our kitchens with respect for the environment thanks to our wonderful garden zero km in reserve Veio Park, where […]


240 kinds of creamy hot and cold soups, sweet and salty, made exclusively with seasonal produce with a weekly rotational menu. The daily dishes include: lasagnas, baked pastas, quiches and savory strudels, vegetables au gratin, veggie burgers, panzarotti, rolled oats […]

InFusion Cucina Yoga Store

Catering vegan and raw food – Every day a different menu. Lunch from 12 to 15. Breakfast and snacks from 9:30 am until sunset. Take Away service. Dinners for groups by appointment. catering Vegan Herbal tea with herbal teas, Ayurvedic, […]

Soul Fruit

Vegetarian and vegan organic food – eat in or takeaway.


VEGAN, MACROBIOTIC AND ROCK We have combined these three concepts to create something new: our Roll is a specialty that can be enjoyed only by us. If you want to eat well, healthy and vegan, come and try our cuisine. […]

UniversoVegano Freccia Rossa

We are a team that embraces the vegan life philosophy, with the desire to offer a chance to those who want to maintain a sustainable and responsible lifestyle, even in the food they eat. We make high quality, cruelty-free products: […]


Healthy, organic, fresh and aromatic vegetarian and vegan cuisine // The kiosk of the street, the market, the stadium, the popular, easy, fast, tasty, traditional yet contemporary. Veg & Veg unites these two seemingly distant worlds, reconciles opposites and creates […]

Veggy Days – Florence

Vegan diet and culture are heirs of the Mediterranean diet, considered the excellence of health, balance and respect for the land. To offer the best to our customers, we select organic, local ingredients, and we are advocates of a diet […]

Festival del Gelato – Florence

Festival del Gelato is a gelato shop in Florence with several well-marked vegan options!

SuSo Gelatoteca – Venice

Tasty little Gelato shop in Venice that uses all natural ingredients and environmentally friendly products. The majority of their Gelato is vegan!

Pizzeria L’Angelo

Pizzeria L’Angelo is a pizzeria in Venice. They serve pizza and sandwiches and have tons of vegan options available.

Ossido Alternative Vegan Bistrò & Bar

Street & Junk Food Alternative Vegan Bistrò Juices & Urbans Drinks Craft Beer Corner Sweet and Cakes Rock Outfit No furs

Universo Vegano – Rome

Universo Vegano is a chain of vegan restaurants throughout Italy that serves sandwiches, piadine (flatbread wraps), burgers, kebabs, and soups, all exclusively vegan and natural, capable of fully replacing traditional products deriving from animals.

BlueIce Italia

BlueIce is a chain of ice cream and gelato shops born in Rome in the 90s. Water-based sorbettos as well as soy-based gelatos come in a variety of flavors (though not every locations carries these, so be sure to check […]


Vegusta, is an artisan vegan food stand and restaurant, with burgers, fries, and other fast food delights. Take away or dine in.

Sbuccia e Bevi Green Fruit Bar

Sbuccia e Bevi is a vegan cafe and smoothie bar in Naples, Italy! Enjoy salads, sandwiches, juices, smoothies, desserts and more.

La cena di Pitagora Associazione – Ristorante Vegano

“La cena di Pitagora” offers a set menu consisting of four dishes based on typical ingredients of vegetarian and vegan cuisine of seasonal vegetables, in-house-made ​​pasta, as well as bread, herbs, oil, seeds, brown rice, legumes and sauces. Desserts include […]

Popular Activities in Italy

Mama Isa’s Italian cooking class

Authentic Italian cooking class using traditional family recipes with fresh, high quality ingredients. The class can be taken in Italian or English and is very hands-on. In the half day class you make (and eat) a three course meal, with […]

Vatican Museums – Musei Vaticani

The Vatican Museums originated as a group of sculptures collected by Pope Julius II (1503-1513) and placed in what today is the “Cortile Ottagono” within the museum complex. The popes were among the first sovereigns who opened the art collections […]

The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471 to 1484) who had the old Cappella Magna restored between 1477 and 1480. The 15th century decoration of the walls includes: the false drapes, the […]

The Colosseum

Located in the archaeological heart of the city of Rome, the Flavian Amphitheatre, or, more commonly, the Colosseum, stands for monumentality and receives daily a large number of visitors attracted by the enchantment of its history and its complex architecture. […]

The Pantheon

Dedicated to the worship of every god (Pan-every Theon-divinity), the Pantheon was built by the Emperor Hadrian between 118 and 125 A.D. over the ruins of another temple dating back to 27 A.D. Statesman and General Marcus Agrippa was responsible […]

Saint Peter’s Basilica

Saint Peter’s Basilica is a lavish and actively used church in Vatican City. Mass is held daily, and visitors are able to tour the the building for free with appropriate attire (elbows and knees covered for all attendees). Relief sculptures, […]

Alta Aqua Libreria

Alta Aqua Libreria in Venice is infamous for it’s beauty and originality. Using anything from boats to gondolas, canoes and tanks for book shelves! Stopping by this little nook is a must if you’re in the area!

Church of San Pietro

The Church of San Pietro is a beautiful stone-built church in Portovenere, Italy. It was built in the the Paleo-Christian epoch, and reworked in the Gothic style. Renovations to the church have been completed as recently at the 1930s. The […]

Pompeii Ruins

The Pompeii Ruins are the historic remains of the town of Pompeii, Italy that was simultaneously destroyed and preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Visitors can take self-guided tours throughout the ruins on certain paths, or […]

Visiting Rome Through A Vegan Perspective

Take a tour around the Eternal City’s most impressive sights alongside off the beaten path itineraries. Half-day, tailor-made tours will focus on the main historical, artistic, philosophical and even religious aspects of the visited sites. All the tours will be enriched […]

The videos and blogs on this page were contributed by members of our vegan community who recently traveled in Europe and graciously shared their travel experiences. Follow your fellow vegan travelers as they explore Italy compassionately, meet local vegans and other vegan travelers, and share the amazing vegan food they find during their travels! They share the sites they visited, the places they stayed at, vegan shops they found, and the sites and activities they enjoyed during their time in Italy. Some also visit animal sanctuaries in the countries they travel to and kindly share the stories of the animals they meet. Join our vegan community and share your travel adventures with our global vegan community and collectively we can show the world how easy it is to be vegan and travel compassionately.

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