Monday, October 11, 2010
Italy Trip Budget
Rick Steves lists the six parts of a trip budget: "airfare, surface transportation, room and board, sightseeing/entertainment, shopping/ miscellany, and gelato." :)
$695.40 already paid, not in credit.
Baggage Fees: free for a single bag on Delta's international flights
ride to/from US airport: free!
5 train trips between cities (Milan>Verona>Venice>Padua>Venice>Milan) at about $20 a piece except for the last leg, that'll be $40: $120 total
Transportation to/ from Milan airport: $40. (A guess, could take a number of forms of transportation.)
Venice Vaporetto rides: $22/ 12 hours one day (incl. to Murano) and I'll just walk around the other day.
Room and board:
Night 1: Verona: $167/ night Hotel Aurora
Night 2+3: Venice: hostel: $45/ night, $90 total
Night 4: Milan: hostel: $45
$50/ day for meals over 6 days: $300 total. Although I hope to spend $150 total. (Cappuccino, cornetto, pizza, pasta, red wine, spritz in Venice, gelato!)
Sightseeing and Entertainment:
$18 for admission to the Scrovegni Chapel [I've seen the sights in Venice like twice.]
Shopping and Miscellany:
Murano glass: $138 (100 euro)
Postcards, future gifts for others: $50
Souvenirs including street art: $100 ($25/ day for four days in Italy)
Extra cash for the unexpected (incl. a bit of internet access- for reservations, let people know I'm alive. Baggage storage, more fun, etc.): $15
[No Prada or Gucci!]
Hope that the total is: $1650
Left to save: $1105
This is very basic, but I just need to be in my beautiful Italy, eat Italian food and shop for blown glass. ...and this is just what I'm spending! I hope to meet up with people I know there and have lots of fun on the cheap. I post this because I need to stick to it. I tried to overestimate for everything. It also shows you can go international for under two grand!