I am very fortunate to have won a trip to Italy recently! I am off in September and whilst I have done a fair bit of travel, I am struggling with Italy in some regards because I've never been to Europe etc.
Firstly, I am an on account customer with VF. I have 2.5GB data a month and could pay the $5 a day roaming charges, but I am wondering if I should do a local simcard instead? Alternatively does anyone know if it's inexpensive to buy a Portable Hotspot with a few GB of data instead?
Other than that, I am spending 6 days in Milan as part of the trip and then 4 days in Rome. I was after just some general travel tips. I have heard pickpockets and scam artists can be a problem. I don't speak (any) Italian and have heard some shop vendors can stiff you with a tourist tax on
pricing, but I am not really sure how to avoid it (Was a story on stuff today about $20 icecreams).
Would appreciate any insight or experiences.
I love (good) food, and so intend to spend a lot of time eating and experiencing things. There are some really well established food tours which review well on Tripadvisor, unsure if I should just join that, or find a private tour which might take me away from the touristy type places and
into experiences which are more unique or better.