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How many avo toasts does it take to travel through Rome

Published October 6th, 2017

Since we all know the real reason Millennials and ‘young people’ aren’t able to afford a home in the current economic climate is because we’re eating too much, "smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five-grain toasted bread at $22 a pop."

So we figured why not find some even better ways to spend your avo on toast monies, specifically how far your ‘daily’ avo on toast will get you when in Rome!

Note: we decided to adjust the slightly redic $22 price tag placed on avo on toast by The Australian and have gone with a more realistic $15 ‘a pop’ avo on toast.

All the things to spend your avo on toast monies on when in Rome:


Kickstart your adventure with an authentic espresso doppio = 0.15 avos on toast (AUD$2.30)

A double shot espresso is simply the best way to start an Italian adventure.


Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain = 0.06 avos on toast (AUD$1.50)

Not only is it cheap to do but it’s a surefire way to make sure you return to Rome again - at least as far as the legend goes. Note: you can be even cheaper about this if you like and just use a 1c euro but let’s be real - that would’ve been a ridiculously small amount of avo on toast.


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Visit the Colosseum. = 1.4 avos on toast (AUD$21)

The ticket is valid for 2 days and allows entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.


A monthly transport pass = 3.5 avos on toast (AUD$53)

If you plan to be in Rome longer than two weeks, purchase a monthly pass. Depending on how much you want to walk vs taking public transport should dictate which ticket you purchase. Though mind you public transport in Rome is relatively inexpensive. For 1.50 euro, you can ride the tram, bus, metro and some regional train lines for 75 minutes.


Sit on the Spanish Steps = 0 avos on toast (FREE)

Also known as the Piazza di Spagna, the Spanish Steps are one of Rome's most famous landmarks, an outstanding example of the Roman Baroque style. Also if you’re there in spring, don't miss the stunning and elaborate display of flowers that line the steps.


Tour the Vatican Museum = 1.9 avos on toast (AUD$28)

Usually, you'll pay an admission fee to see the Vatican Museum. However, if you're in Rome on the last Sunday of the month you can get in free from 9 a.m. to 12:30 pm.


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Dive into a classic Margherita pizza = 0.6 avos on toast (AUD$10)

A staple of any Italian tourists diet is the delicious Margherita pizza. A tip for when dining out is that in Italy, there is a “coperto” — this is for the bread and other amenities on the table and can vary by restaurant. The cost is unavoidable but will add 2-3 euro per person onto the bill, and some add gratuity automatically, especially those near hotels and tourist spots.


See the ancient church of Pantheon = 0 avos on toast (FREE)

A former Roman temple, Pantheon is known as the most well preserved Ancient Roman monument surviving barbarian raids when many other monuments were lost.


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Look out over the city’s domes and spires at Gianicolo Hill = 0 avos on toast (FREE)

Just outside the ancient city, Gianicolo Hill provides one of the best views across the historic Rome skyline. On top of the hill is a statue of Garibaldi: a notable figure from the Risorgimento (a movement that sought to unify Italy). Bonus points: At 12 pm each day a cannon is fired, part of a tradition that started in 1847 to signal the time to the surrounding bell towers.


Gelato at the famous Giolitti = 0.2 avos on toast (AUD$3.50)

For the creamiest and one of the most historic gelatos in all of Italy head to Giolitti. Nestled between the Pantheon and the Italian Parliament, this gelateria first started as a dairy in 1900 and has served famous faces Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck (of course in Roman Holiday) as well as supposedly being a favourite of Pope John Paul II.


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Sam Aldenton

Sam Aldenton is a travel writer, digital content creator (read: takes photos/videos with her iphone and sometimes a real camera) and former retail and youth trend forecaster. When she's not off discovering the world’s best pizza (an obsession picked up from her 4-years in New York), she makes her home in Brisbane, Australia. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @samaaldenton.