4Get a receipt

It’s illegal in Italy not to be given a receipt. So you should always get one anyway – but if you’re suspicious about something, make absolutely sure you get it.

Don’t accept a receipt that just shows the total – ask for it to be itemised.

And one for the road..

Getting a taxi home? Check the prices. Roman taxi drivers have a bad reputation – the guys at Ciampino airport who insist on quoting astronomical prices for a trip into town, when the fixed price of €30 is written on the door

– but there are ways to get around it. Check the official prices – which are always clearly displayed in a cab. Check the tariff for the time of day.