A Travel Price Comparison for Italy Bologna vs. Bellagio for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bologna or Bellagio?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Bologna and Bellagio can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Bologna or Bellagio?

Bologna

Bologna is the capital city of the northern region of Italy, Emilia-Romagna, with a population of 380,000. It is a historical city known well by Italians, however, not as well known among foreigners. The locals of Bologna speak little to no English. The city is most known for having the oldest university in the West. Another reason many visit this city is because of its exquisite cuisine. Many Italians would consider it one of the most beautiful cities in the entire country because of its impeccably preserved historic centers. The best time to visit Bologna is usually between March and October, although bare in mind that July and August can get quite hot.

Bellagio

Bellagio is a small town on the coast of Lake Como. It is known for it's small, historic town center with historical Italian architecture, the beautiful coastline, good cuisine, and relaxed atmosphere.

The town itself is not cheap, as prices here tend to be high for pretty much everything. That's generally because Bellagio offers to much to visitors that it draws a decent crowd of tourists.

With lovely gardens, nice restaurants of all prices ranges, and beautiful scenes everywhere you look, this town is worth a visit.

Which city is cheaper, Bellagio or Bologna?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bologna is €141, while the average daily cost in Bellagio is €178. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bologna and Bellagio in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bologna 75
    Bellagio 133
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bologna 150
    Bellagio 266
Compare Hotels in Bologna and Bellagio

Looking for a hotel in Bologna or Bellagio? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Bologna


Hotels in Bellagio


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Bologna Hotel Prices and Bellagio Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bologna 16
    Bellagio 7.22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bologna

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bologna:

  • Arrival Private Transfer Bologna Airport BLQ to Bologna City by Business Car: $50
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bologna Airport BLQ to Bologna City by Business Van: $76
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bologna Airport BLQ to Modena or Verona by Business Car: $132
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bologna Airport BLQ to San Marino by Business Car: $344
  • Bologna - Florence / Private Car Transfer: $209
  • Bologna - Florence / Private Van Transfer: $105
  • Bologna Airport: Private Transfer: $49
  • Bologna Departure Private Transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport MXP in Business Car: $416
  • Bologna Departure Private Transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport MXP in Luxury Van: $458
  • Private Transfer to/from Bologna Airport: $74
  • Departure Private Transfer: Bologna City to Bologna Airport BLQ by Business Car: $50
  • Departure Private Transfer: Bologna City to Bologna Airport BLQ by Business Van: $75

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bellagio

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bellagio:

  • Bellagio - Malpensa Airport Milan (MXP) / Private Departure Van Transfer: $66
  • Bellagio - Malpensa Airport Milan (MXP) / Private Departure Car Transfer: $119
  • Bellagio/Lezzeno/Oliveto Lario to/from Milan Malpensa Apt (Private Transfer): $243
  • Bellagio Private Transfer from Bellagio (Como) to Milan Airport (MPX or LIN): $387

Is it cheaper to fly into Bologna or Bellagio?

Prices for flights to both Bellagio and Bologna change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Bologna 32
    Bellagio 36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bologna

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bologna.

  • FICO with Gelato Cooking Class and Luna Farm Ticket: $22
  • FICO Eataly World, Pizza Making, & Luna Farm: $22
  • Virtual Cooking Class: Ravioli variations with classic tomato sauce: $40
  • Bologna Traditional Home Cooking Class with Lunch or Dinner: $56
  • Traditional Home cooking class in Bologna: $67
  • Private Walking tour and Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Bologna: $73
  • Hands on Home Cooking Class: $78
  • Learn to Make Bolognese Pasta: Private Cooking Lesson in Bologna with Giovanna: $86
  • Bologna traditional food tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $95
  • Guided Traditional Food Tour: $95
  • Withlocals The 10 Tastingsā„¢: Bologna PRIVATE Food Tour: $103
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Bologna with cooking demo: $106

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bellagio

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bellagio.

  • Virtual Italian Cooking Class with Chef Luigi Gandola: $160
  • Cooking Lesson in Bellagio: $253
  • Private Virtual Cooking Class with Chef Luigi Gandola: $299
  • Cheese Cooking Class and Cheese Tasting with Chef Luigi Gandola: $316
  • Private Dinner in cellar by Chef Luigi Gandola Gourmet Menu and Expensive Wine: $423
  • Private Cooking Lesson with Chef Luigi Gandola in Bellagio: $695
  • An exclusive cooking class in Bellagio, on lake Como: $756

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bologna 31
    Bellagio -
Typical Entertainment prices in Bologna

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Bologna are as follows:


  • Food Tour (for 2)
    31
  • Wine Tasting Tour (for 2)
    115
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour (for 2)
    67
  • National Gallery Museum Bologna (for 2)
    12
  • Archaeology Museum of Bologna (for 2)
    12

Tours and Activities in Bologna

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Bologna are as follows:

  • Bologna Self-guided Bike Tour: $21
  • FICO Ticket with Mortadella Class & Luna Farm: $22
  • Admission Ticket Fico + Pasta Making + Luna Farm: $22
  • FICO Ticket with Wine Class & Luna Farm: $22
  • Walking Tour of Bologna for Instagram: $32
  • 2-hour Walking Tour of Bologna: $32
  • Bologna Highlights Private Walking Tour with Local Guide: $32
  • Food markets tour with a local!: $36
  • Bologna private walking tour: $37
  • Bike Tour of Bologna for Instagram: $38
  • Bologna Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $40
  • Walking Tour of Ferrara: $44

Tours and Activities in Bellagio

Here are a few actual costs in Bellagio for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Lake Como Kayak Tour from Bellagio: $74
  • Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna: Full-Day Tour from Milan: $96
  • Group Bike Tour: Onno & Ghisallino (E-bikes and Road bikes): $106
  • Bellagio Walking Tour, Villa Melzi & Lunch: $121
  • Lake Como: Golden Hour Guided Kayak Tour: $125
  • Bellagio & Varenna, Lake Como, private guided tour: $137
  • Lake Como Bellagio, private guided tour: $146
  • Bellagio Local Food Tasting E-Bike Tour: $146
  • Beyond Bellagio Hiking Tour: $153
  • E-Bike Tour from Bellagio plus tastings and Villa Melzi: $181
  • Vintage Wooden Boat Rowing Experience on Lake Como: $199
  • Tasty Tour in Bellagio with private sailboat: $216

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bologna 23
    Bellagio 15

Sample the Local Flavors in Bologna

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Bologna:

  • Wine Tasting Tour in One of the Oldest Inns: $62
  • Food & Wine Tasting Tour Bologna: $81
  • Amarone Classico Wine Tasting from Bologna by Train: $210
  • Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting: $212
  • From Romagna Region Wine Tasting Tour: $286

Sample the Local Flavors in Bellagio

Also in Bellagio, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Private Wine Tasting in Bellagio with Chef Luigi Gandola: $212


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bologna and Bellagio, we can see that Bellagio is more expensive. And not only is Bologna much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Bologna would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bologna and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Bellagio would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bellagio than you might in Bologna.


When is the best time to visit Bologna or Bellagio?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Bologna or Bellagio in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Bologna and Bellagio.

In July, Bologna is generally around the same temperature as Bellagio. Temperatures in Bologna average around 24°C (75°F), and Bellagio stays around 23°C (73°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Bellagio this time of the year. In Bologna, it's very sunny this time of the year. Bologna usually receives more sunshine than Bellagio during summer. Bologna gets 316 hours of sunny skies, while Bellagio receives 250 hours of full sun in the summer.

Bellagio receives a lot of rain in the summer. In July, Bologna usually receives less rain than Bellagio. Bologna gets 23 mm (0.9 in) of rain, while Bellagio receives 133 mm (5.2 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bologna 24°C (75°F) 
    Bellagio 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Bologna or Bellagio in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Bologna as well as Bellagio.

Bologna is around the same temperature as Bellagio in the autumn. The temperature in Bologna is usually 16°C (61°F) in October, and Bellagio stays around 15°C (58°F).

In the autumn, Bologna often gets more sunshine than Bellagio. Bologna gets 177 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bellagio receives 152 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Bellagio. Bologna receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Bologna usually gets less rain in October than Bellagio. Bologna gets 123 mm (4.8 in) of rain, while Bellagio receives 140 mm (5.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bologna 16°C (61°F) 
    Bellagio 15°C (58°F)

Should I visit Bologna or Bellagio in the Winter?

Both Bellagio and Bologna are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

The weather in Bellagio can be very cold. Bologna can be very cold during winter. In the winter, Bologna is much colder than Bellagio. Typically, the winter temperatures in Bologna in January are around 2°C (36°F), and Bellagio is about 5°C (41°F).

Bologna usually receives less sunshine than Bellagio during winter. Bologna gets 105 hours of sunny skies, while Bellagio receives 119 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Bologna usually receives around the same amount of rain as Bellagio. Bologna gets 75 mm (3 in) of rain, while Bellagio receives 76 mm (3 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bologna 2°C (36°F) 
    Bellagio 5°C (41°F)

Should I visit Bologna or Bellagio in the Spring?

Both Bellagio and Bologna during the spring are popular places to visit.

In April, Bologna is generally around the same temperature as Bellagio. Temperatures in Bologna average around 13°C (55°F), and Bellagio stays around 13°C (55°F).

In the spring, Bologna often gets more sunshine than Bellagio. Bologna gets 192 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Bellagio receives 176 hours of full sun.

Bellagio gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Bologna usually gets less rain in April than Bellagio. Bologna gets 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Bellagio receives 152 mm (6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bologna 13°C (55°F) 
    Bellagio 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Bellagio and Bologna

Bologna Bellagio
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 2°C (36°F) 75 mm (3 in) 5°C (41°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Feb 5°C (40°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 6°C (44°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Mar 9°C (47°F) 76 mm (3 in) 10°C (49°F) 106 mm (4.2 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 79 mm (3.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 152 mm (6 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 17°C (62°F) 194 mm (7.6 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 20°C (69°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Jul 24°C (75°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 23°C (73°F) 133 mm (5.2 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 166 mm (6.5 in)
Sep 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 19°C (67°F) 153 mm (6 in)
Oct 16°C (61°F) 123 mm (4.8 in) 15°C (58°F) 140 mm (5.5 in)
Nov 8°C (46°F) 124 mm (4.9 in) 9°C (49°F) 120 mm (4.7 in)
Dec 7°C (45°F) 85 mm (3.3 in) 6°C (42°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)


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