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Unveil Your Italian Journey Costs: Smart Budget Hacks Revealed

Ever fantasized about sipping espresso in Rome or gondola gliding in Venice but felt your wallet clench in panic? Let's demystify the costs and map out your dream Italian escapade, penny by penny!

Tobi Miles
December 10, 2019

How much does it cost to Travel Italy!?

Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world! Passion can be seen from the Avenues to the Automobiles and of course the food!

From the ancient landmarks of Rome to the vineyards in Tuscany, the romance of Florence and beautiful beaches of Sorrento Italy has it all!

Popular Destinations:

1. Rome:

Rome is the Cosmopolitan capital of Italy with over 3000 years of Roman history, from the Ancient Roman Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, to the artistic Sistine Chapel in Vatican city. Rome is a historic capital like no other.

Rome Italy

2. Milan:

Milan is the northern metropolis of Italy. It is the international capital of fashion and modern design.

Here you will also find the countries financial hub and national stock exchange. Along with many high end shop and restaurants

. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, house the famous Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,


3. Florence:

Florence is the capital of Italys Tuscany region. Here you will find masterpieces of Renaissance art and captivating architecture. One of Florences most iconic attractions is the Duomo, a cathedral with a incredible terracotta-tiled dome.

The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture.

While the Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

4. Naples:

Naples is a vibrant city in Southern Italy. Its a great place to spring board yourself to many iconic landmarks from Active Volcano Mount Vesuvius to the Ancient Roman Town of Pompeii ("The lost city").  Naples also has centuries of historic art & architecture, from the Duomo di San Gennaro cathedral to the luxurious Royal Palace.

Naples italy

5. Positano(Amalfi Coast):

The Ultimate place for Romance and coastal beauty. Just a short ride from Naples you will find Sorrento and Positano a picturesque village nestled deep within the mountains. Many hotels hear offer breathing sea view scenery from the balconies.

During the evening head down to the local restaurants and watch live performances. In the morning, take a day trip to the incredible island of Capri. Be aware though as Positano is so small with such a high demand it can be expensive.


6. Sicily -

Just of the coast of Italy you will find the paradise of Sicily.

In general Sicily is less expensive than the rest of Italy, for more info see: Sicily: Travel Budget Calculator-How much does it cost to travel?

sicily-travel budget calculator

Is Italy Expensive?

How much it costs to travel Italy, depends upon your budget but generally in the most tourist areas I found it to be more expensive than Spain,Prague, Portugal Greece and eastern Europe but less expensive than UK (London), ScandinaviaSwitzerland

Italy: Travel Budget Calculator

To help you budget your next adventure to Italy.

Dive into our interactive Travel Budget Calculator below

User Guide: Simply select your “Travel Style”,  ” Number of Persons” and Number of Days Traveling.

Top Tip: “Group” travel budget gives the total budget for 4 people! To find out how much that is each simply divide by 4.

Family Budgets:

Families would be best using the Group selector, or those with small children should select “Couple” if the children are young enough to share a room.

We have compiled the data in the table above from our vast travel experience & other reliable sources. source

Be sure to visit the kid friendly museums of florence & use these tips for pompei with kids.

Here you will also find 31 great travel tips for italy  on walk to eat.

What currency is used in Italy?

Italy uses Euros as its currency.

1 USD = 0.90 Euro

Italy Travel Costs (Budget):

i. Budget Backpacker Travel Costs:

ii. Mid Range Travel Costs:

iii. Luxury Vacation Travel Costs:

Where to Stay in Rome?

For a complete list of our recommend hotels in Berlin, follow the link HERE

colosseum-rome on a budget

Insider Tip:

  • Invest in a quality Travel Camera!

Capturing the Memories of your adventure is essential!

You will be able to show your friends, family and even grand kids all the wonderful photos captured.

For more info see, our recommend Travel Photography Gear

Make sure you are equip with some great Photography Gear!

A high quality Tent & backpack can also be great investments to help you cut costs and have more of an adventure while traveling!

Important! Are you Insured??

Be aware that you will need separate travel insurance if you are traveling to Italy!

If you get ill or have an accident it will be a very costly experience!

All travellers to Italy should have a robust travel insurance to avoid paying out thousands of dollars.

I always recommend World Nomads, I’ve used these for years,

they are the best and most reliable insurance, they also provides an unlimited medical budget!

Getting hit with a large hospital bill after getting sick or injured, could really add to your worries! Get some Travel Insurance


For more info see: Why you NEED Travel Insurance?

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