Italy

Vatican

Where did you go?

Italy.

Were there any language barriers? 

Most people speak English.

Did you do any prior research before the trip? 

I had advice from family who had travelled to Italy, who assured me that travelling there wouldn’t be an issue due to cleanliness, Crohn’s awareness and Medicare reciprocity.

Can you recommend how many days/weeks is a good time to visit this location?

I spent 2.5 weeks without isses, however would be comfortable living there with IBD.

Toilet advice?

Many toilets in Italy require payment of approx. €1 – Because of this, the toilets are cleaned regularly and are pleasant to use with most having an accompanying bidet.

Can you recommend any specific providers that can cater for people with IBD? 

I used Globus as a tour provider for a portion of my trip. The coaches are equipped with on-board toilets, the pace is reasonable (to avoid exhaustion), and the accommodation was of a high standard.

On a scale of 1-5 how much does your IBD affect you?

(1 being in remission and 5 being in a flare)

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On a scale of 1-5, how difficult was it to manage your IBD while on this trip?

(1 being no issues and 5 being very difficult to manage)

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Were there any activities which challenged your IBD management? 

No

Would you recommend this place for people who have IBD? 

Absolutely!

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