Tourists visiting Rome were charged almost €120 for three hot dogs and a ham and cheese sandwich, plus four cans of Coca Cola and a bottle of water, at a bar in the Vatican area, according to Rome’s daily newspaper Il Messaggero.
The father, Leo Recchia, told Il Messaggero: “€22 for each hot dog…. Almost €20 for service. To think that the night before we had gone to a restaurant behind the Pantheon: we spent the same, but for a complete dinner.”
The incident follows the high-profile case of two Japanese tourists being charged €430 for two plates of spaghetti with fish, which included a tip of €80, at a restaurant-bar in Rome’s historic center.