About a week ago a British tourist was visiting the small village of Tusa, population of 3,200, which is on the island of Sicily along the northern coast. For three sandwiches and drinks the bill came to 43 euros, listing the sandwiches at 10 euros each. The bar did not have posted a price list, which they are SUPPOSED to have posted and visible by the public. In my area, sandwiches on average are max 5 euros, give or take a few euro cents.
The mayor of Tusa has apologized to the tourists on behalf of the city.
If you do come to Italy to visit and go out to each, make sure you check your bill before you pay. Mistakes can and do happen. But also unfortunately there are a few bad apples in every bunch. But also to make sure that you are not taken advantage of. Bars and restaurants here are supposed to have posted in a visible place their price lists.
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