Rome Tourist Trap Tips by martin_nl

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Many people = high prices in Rome - so do compare! - Rome

Many people = high prices in Rome - so do compare!

Think of where you're spending your money!

When we passed the Piazza di Spagna we were suddenly feeling very thirsty. So we went into the first shop we saw and ordered two bottles of soda. "Nine Euro please", the lady behind the counter said. Well I might be strupid but I'm not buying just two, half liter bottles of soda for that price, so asked if that really was the price or if she made a mistake. She didn't so we decided not to take the drinks, because that price was just ridiculous.

Fun Alternatives: Only a hundred metres further in a side street we saw the supermarket Spar. And....cold drinks for only 1,50!!! Now that's some easy saving. So just compare prices or you're being ripped off in the touristy places!

Of course what you can always do is refill your bottle at the city fountains. They have fresh water and it's free!!

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  • Updated Sep 30, 2004
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