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    How Britons can stop getting ripped-off in Italy.

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    How Britons can stop getting ripped-off in Italy.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 14 Nov 2017, 11:54 am

    Eating in Italy for holidaying Brits is always a pleasure, but the buyer should always be aware.

    After a British family was charged €526 for lunch in Venice, an Italian expert tells you how not to get ripped off in the Bel Paese

    On Tuesday, Venice hit the headlines when a British family was charged €526 for lunch.

    Luke Tang, a 40-year-old university lecturer from Birmingham, was eating at Trattoria Casanova in the central San Marco district with his parents.

    They say they ordered one pasta dish and two sides.

    They were duly brought that – along with 20 oysters and 3.5kg of fresh grilled fish, which our tourist says he didn’t ask for.

    They ate it all, he says, thinking that it was included in what they ordered.

    Read the rest of the story and how to try to avoid getting ripped off in such places  HERE




    I suppose that many of us on holiday in notoriously expensive places like Italy might expect the eating bills to be higher than in Britain, but this is no reason why their customers should be ripped off in this way.

    I guess the old saying of "buyers beware" could fit here, but when eating we often have no clue what the whole meal for a family is going to eventually cost.

    Has any of the ROBsters got any experiences along these lines ?


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    Re: How Britons can stop getting ripped-off in Italy.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 16 Nov 2017, 10:58 am

    Never eaten in Italy, but I have found similar tricks like this in Spain and Greece.

    I guess we should all keep our wits about us when eating abroad.

    It is a shame that we cannot really relax about things like this while on holiday.
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    Re: How Britons can stop getting ripped-off in Italy.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 11:14 am

    My sister had an exact copy of that scam when she was holidaying in Italy.

    It appears that the posh places in the North of Italy try very hard to force the ordinary people away so that they can cow-tow to their very rich customers.

    The North of Italy has always been very "selective" in their patronage.

    HERE is a perfect example of this.




    I have to admit that apart from visiting Rome the rest of Italy does not have much attraction to me.


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    Re: How Britons can stop getting ripped-off in Italy.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 18 Nov 2017, 11:21 am

    Oh, I would love to visit Rome too.

    The thing is; who is going to take me ?
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    Re: How Britons can stop getting ripped-off in Italy.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 12:03 pm

    I don't think the wife would like me doing that Very Happy


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