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1. Posted by Lakhi (Budding Member 4 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone, I am traveling to Europe to attend an entrance exam in Finland on 6th April 2018. So after that I am planning to travel to any one country out of Norway, France, Switzerland or Italy. However, I'm confused which one is cheapest to travel . Btw I am vegetarian. So will I get any problems related food ?

2. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 482 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Just to confirm are you the vegetarian that eats, dairy, eggs and/or fish and seafood? Or is any or all off the menu?

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Mar-2018, at 05:29 by Teoni ]

3. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 541 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Italian cuisine is pretty good for vegetarians and Italy is cheaper than Norway or Switzerland. It's probably similar to France but the latter has a more meat-based cuisine. So I'd pick Italy out of the four on your list.

4. Posted by Lakhi (Budding Member 4 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

I'm vegetarian (Milk, vegetables, no egg ,no meat )

5. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 482 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

I second Italy. It is probably the cheapest vegetarian friendly country on your list, though southern France the food can be more vegetable heavy. Norway is not only expensive but they tend to favour meat and vegetable diet and they love their fish, though Oslo would probably have good vegetarian options. Swiss diet I don't really know much about though I have heard they favour rich heavy food but at the end of the day it is an expensive country.

6. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 270 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

A third vote for Italy.

As well as the ease of finding vegetarian dishes on any menu, whether in a cafe/bar or an upmarket restaurant, Italy is much cheaper than Norway and Switzerland and, in my experience, it's cheaper than France too.

Italy also has an extensive and not-too-expensive railway network which makes travelling the country very easy. The high-speed train fares are much cheaper when bought in advance online using the official Italian railway websites (see below) and 'ordinary' train fares are very reasonable indeed.

http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en (Trenitalia high-speed and all 'ordinary' trains)

https://www.italotreno.it/en (just Italo high-speed trains)

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Mar-2018, at 07:08 by leics2 ]

7. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 288 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

I'm with the others, Italy is probably your best bet.

Mentioning Norway and Switzerland and the word "cheap" in one sentence is an oxymoron.

8. Posted by woinparis (Full Member 129 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Bulgaria is cheap. Italy is not. Indeed CH and No way are awfully expensive. Lots of vegetarians in Europe nowadays.

9. Posted by Lakhi (Budding Member 4 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

I heard that in Italy , there are some expert pickpockets(thiefes )

10. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 953 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Lakhi

I heard that in Italy , there are some expert pickpockets(thiefes )

There are most likely pickpockets in every country. Any seasoned traveller should be alert to the threat and forever cautious. Having said that, I've travelled through many countries including Italy at the start of this year and, as yet, I've never been the victim of a pickpocket.