I have peanut, tree nut, shellfish and citrus allergies and went to Italy 2 years ago. Alitalia was great! Before boarding they realized there were nuts in the chocolate bar they were planning to serve. They delayed the flight and would not let me board until they nuts were off! A pain for other travelers but good customer service in my eyes. I also suggest getting the translations cards. While most of the time I was too cautious to eat in restaurants they were nice to have. Do your children have lupin allergies? Lupin is commonly used in pasta and breads in Italy and many PA allergic people have reactions to lupin as well. I avoided breads and pasta because I'm not sure if I have the lupin allergy. Let me know if I can answer any other questions! Megan

On May 24, 2007

Quest Labs can do a RAST for lupine. I'm not sure how large Quest Labs are, but this is the lab my doctor uses here in Arizona.