Hi, I’m new to these boards, I posted pretty much this same question over on the France boards because this coming September/October 2008 I’ll be spending a few weeks in France and a few weeks in Italy (definitely plan on visiting Rome, Vatican City, hopefully Naples/Pompeii, and probably Florence), and I was wondering how much money I should plan on spending a day for food? I may eat out somewhere moderately nice once or twice, but besides that I’m not planning on eating out often, and hope to save money by doing so.
How much is “average” food there? Just so I can get an idea. Today here at home (in Washington, USA) for lunch I’m eating a sandwich I made at home and drinking a Pepsi, yesterday I had a cup of noodles and water, the day before that a 1 serving instant Mac and Cheese bowl (and a Pepsi), etc. I’m not generally an upscale kind of eater if you get my drift, and I don't drink coffee. For breakfast a piece of toast or a small bowl of cereal or oatmeal works for me just fine.
So what – on average – should I expect to spend a day, for a small breakfast, medium lunch, and a decent sized dinner, with maybe one or two snacks (apple, granola bar) inbetween? You can tell me in Euros or US dollars, and ANY and all information would be very helpful and greatly appreciated! Thanks!