How to avoid getting ripped off in Rome
Remember those hapless tourists who were charged £54 for four cones of ice cream near the Spanish steps? If you’re planning a Roman holiday or thinking of moving to the city beware of tourist traps – and take note of our tips to avoid getting ripped off in Rome.
Ask to see the menu. Unfortunately for the British tourists who were charged £54 for four ice creams, they had to learn the hard way. So always check prices before you order anything. As a rule of thumb, the first thing you should do when you enter a cafe is to check the menu – not just for the prices of food and drink but for additional service charges. You may be unpleasantly surprised.
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