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1. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


I am really really stressing about how much money to bring (canadian) to Italy. I will be there for 18 days next month. I am really sorry that this question get asked lots as well! First how much do you think I will need for 18 days EXCLUDING Eurail, and lodging? I have already booked all my hotels and Eurail passes.

We would also be seeing a couple churches, museums a day...but we usually go to the free ones and we dont spend too much money on those. We would also eat little snacks through the day and go out for supper at a restaurant about once every day or once every other.

Is about $2,000 going to cover all this that I talked about for out trip? Also note that we are actuall in Italy for 15 days because some of that is flying time back to Canada etc.

IS there anyone here that could take some of their time and help a fellow traveller out?? I would appreciate that SOOO much! Please and thanks me lol



2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

$2000 canadian is about €1,272 which amounts to some 70 euros a day... Should be enough if you don't do anything strange, especially if it excludes lodging and transportation. Food isn't actually that expensive in Italy, the problem are the museums and the lodging.

3. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I love this site and people like you! Thanks for helping me out! So you think this will work? So 70 euros a day sounds like a fair budget? I guess there are a few things also like boat rides and bus rides too.

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Some would say it's tight, but I guess that depends on what your standards are. I would find it a fair budget. The most important money-saving advice in Italy is to NEVER EVER order a drink on a terrace; if you stand at the counter (al banco), the price of your coffee is only a fraction of what you pay seated.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

If I remember right, I spent about $4,000 for 15 days in Italy, including flight and lodging.

You can eat cheaper in markets and pick up stuff in supermarkets, too. Big cities tend to eat into the budget more (I paid 8 Euro for gelatto in Florence--I thought the girl meant for both of us!), and we spent a lot on gas and tolls, too, which you'll be able to skip.

Save where you can and then spend on what you really want. We paid 50 Euro for a gondola ride in Venice cause we really, really wanted to do it (and it was really fun!), but then we spent 2 days on the beach in Amalfi and only expensed on food. Italy's not cheap, but I think you should be fine.

6. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

In Italy I budgeted 50 euros per day including accommodation and never went over that. Well, maybe one day and that was just like a euro or two.. So, unless your day includes skydiving or something you should be more than fine.

7. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

id be STOKED to have €70 a day to spend! thatd be SWEET! but im a shoestring, budget traveller and i spent about €40 a day inc hostel when i was in italy... and i ate out a bit too... italy can be cheap you just have to look around, but since youre on €70 a day you can do just abuot whatever you want in my eyes lol