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1. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 8y

How much should a person save for Italy per day? This is not including hotels...can anyone let me know how much I should budget for per day? THANKS

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

Probably also replied before: it depends on what your plans are. Lying on the beach is a lot cheaper than visiting Rome :)

3. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 8y

if you at self-catering (supermarket & self-cooking) - it should be between 10 to 20 EU,
eating outdoors (even mostly it's snacks & coffee) will b much more expensive.
hot meal begins from 8-10EU continues to 15-18EU in better place and could be much more if it's any special.
if u eating in restorant - drink wine (home made), it's cheaper then cola and often even then mineral water, and it's going well with local food.
dont miss icecream and coffee - both are world best !
Entrance to museums & sights costs 6-18EU, sometimes for free - check it up.
transport - you can check it up online.
make account.

I'm extremelly budget traveller, i can say that includes accomodation i need in Italy about 40-50EU/day.
So, without hotel/hostel it should be 30-35EU/day. I dont believe that u can pay less if you really travel (transports, museums, food, etc).

hope it helped.
cheers,
v.

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5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

I'm also pretty good at lowest-budget travelling, but I don't think Vanessa's estimate is very realistic... 30-35 euros is REALLY little in Italy, especially in the cities. I'd say that is about the minimum you would need for food and excursions, which excludes not only accom, but also expenses for getting around.

Of course, the season matters, as do the actual destinations: Rome and Venice are very expensive unless you know where to go (I'm assuming you don't), in general everything north of Rome is. In the south, prizes drop starkly, down to a level you would expect in eastern Europe.

6. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 8y

I just got back from Italy yesterday. Here are some typical prices I paid:

basic pizza in sit down restaurant: 8 euro (they expect one person to eat the pizza and since it's thin crust and not many toppings, you can)

many restaurants have a tourist price-fixed menu for 12-16 euro that includes some basic courses and a drink

basic bottle of diet coke (1/3 liter): about 2.50 euro, 5 euro by colosseum. best to buy in supermarket where you can find a 1.5 liter bottle for 2-3 euro. Unfortunately, I found most markets don't keep their pop nearly as cold as I'd like.

pretty much every time I ate at a sit down restaurant on the street was about 16 euro for one entree and a diet coke. stuck mostly to take away for about half the price

Big Mac meal at McDonald's (yeah, I did it, especially when I was tired or homesick): 5.20 euro some cities had a value meal so you can get a hamburger or small fry for a euro each.

ride on subway/bus in Rome: 1 euro; noticed many people didn't pay for the bus but you takes your chances doing that

most of the hostels I stayed at were about 25 euro a day. some required a deposit for the key that they returned at checkout.

7. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 8y

Cheapest places to stay in Florence and Venice are the Plus Camping Villages, they rent out mobile homes and house tents so that the only camping gear that you need there is a small stove.

http://plusvillages.com

Staying at these places you pay around 12 EUR per night and can get away with a daily budget for food of around 8 EUR if you buy everything from the supermarket.

Yet the minumum budget for italy should always be around 50 EUR per day and person - entry fees to sights are expensive plus you need money to pay for public transport and to get from A to B.

If you want to dine out constantly and stay in hotels I would budget at least 150 EUR per day and person.