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|i shall be visiting italy in early july, and would like to know, where i can get a snack and coffee for a reasonable price in the following places, they are merano, riva del garda, and verona. any advice would be greatly appreciated.|
Posted: 5/28/2012 5:13:26 PM
|Just about everywhere except the big tourist trap cities. You will be pleasantly surprised at prices in Italy everything is about 50-90% off just head inland away from the tourist traps. Oh, and do not listen to the morons who say you will be mugged. I have lived here for 4 months now and I intend to stay forever. I have traveled from one end of the country to the other rural towns etc. Sicily you name it I have been there. What I can offer you is this the southern part of Italy is less expensive and I have found the Italian people to be much friendlier.|
Posted: 6/17/2012 9:58:47 AM
|just been checking back to see how many hits there were to my enquiry about visiting Italy in July. so far 156 views and only 1 reply. thanks Marco44444 for your reply. everyone else, thanks a bunch for having a look in, appreciate your views.|
Posted: 6/21/2012 2:32:30 PM
|You will also find that if you are in a town with a harbour & United States warship comes in,,the prices will rocket. But as mentioned already,,just a short walk away from the main tourist areas should be ok.|
Posted: 6/23/2012 6:01:38 PM
|You can walk into any bar (bar in Italy=coffee shop) and you can feed yourself for less than $5euros. |
If you have access to a kitchen and cooking your own food I suggest you hit the local market (or Conrad supermarket)... I lived in Italy with my ex-fiance for a few years and with less than $40 Euros we stacked the fridge for a week.
And I do agree with with the ealier assessment... After living in Brescia (northern Italy) and spending time in Napole & Roma... The northern part of the country is far more reserved.
Posted: 6/26/2012 12:30:48 PM
|Here's a hint for you, if they post a menu outside in English, it's a tourist trap.|
Your best bet is talk to the hotel staff and find out where they go.
BTW, the Italians like their cappucino in the morning, not after lunch.
Posted: 6/27/2012 2:09:01 AM
|thanks to all for the advice, getting closer now to my trip, next week in fact. really appriciate the all the tips, and what to be careful about. i think the whole experience will be a good one.|
Posted: 6/29/2012 5:01:17 PM
|Keep your money and your credit cards in seperate pockets regardless where in Europe you are. worked in Europe for 5 years and the amount of people that had stuff stolen from right under them was staggering I alone was in the company of 2 friends who had their wallets picked clean out their pockets in Rome and Livorno... Just be Careful its the same in Spain Portugal dont let your guard down for a minute|
Other than that its a great place hope you enjoy everyminute of the trip and as for the menu's yeah if its in multiple languages = pretty touristy but then again remember that does not mean it is bad.
Posted: 6/30/2012 12:06:37 AM
|sonny, many thanks for the advice, and to all the others that given help, i'm looking forward to the experience now, as the vacation is geting closer. if there is anything else that you folks can give advice on, it would be most welcome. once again, thanks to all the advice given.|
Posted: 7/10/2012 8:27:15 PM
You are probably gone already. Just wanted to wish you a great trip. I just came back from Venice, Rome and Capri in May -- my second trip and can't wait to return. I found it safer than going to NY! Hope you had a great time!
Posted: 7/23/2012 4:56:13 AM
|Sandra, thanks for the message. returned from my trip to Italy, and have fallen in love with the country. plan one year to do the top to toe of the place, so i can expereince the whole country a lot more.|
Posted: 7/31/2012 7:53:26 PM
I was in Itlay on vacation a while back. You will love it there, so much history. When you go int0 a coffee
shop/bakery, don't sit at a table, they will charge you much more. Get your coffee and snack to go. There
are places to sit outside of most bakeries.
Have fun. Janice