Should you visit Bressanone or Bellagio?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Bressanone and Bellagio can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Nestled within the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, this time capsule of medieval Europe is teeming with extensive culture and history. Located in the north-east of the Trentino-Alto Adige region to the south-east of Vipiteno, Bressanone is the third largest city and oldest town in the province. Moreover, Bressanone also works as the cultural and artistic capital of the region. The first mention of Bressanone as a formal township was in 901 AD when Louis III the Child, then king of Germany, named the territory Prihsna whose name later became Bressanone. Though located in Italy, due to its strong German roots, about 72% of the population speak German as their first language. Because of its vast history, Bressanone has a wide array of landmarks and sights that are just waiting to be explored, such as major ski resort the Plose, the Hofburg, the "Pharmacy Museum," and the Cathedral of Bressanone.
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 Bressanone?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Bressanone is €110, 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Bressanone and Bellagio in more detail.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Bressanone is €116. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Bellagio is €266. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
The average traveler spends about €37 per day in Bressanone for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
In Bellagio travelers spend around €36 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Bressanone
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Bressanone:
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:
Cooking Lesson in Bellagio:
Private Virtual Cooking Class with Chef Luigi Gandola:
Cheese Cooking Class and Cheese Tasting with Chef Luigi Gandola:
Private Dinner in cellar by Chef Luigi Gandola Gourmet Menu and Expensive Wine:
Private Cooking Lesson with Chef Luigi Gandola in Bellagio:
An exclusive cooking class in Bellagio, on lake Como:
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €18 per day to get around in Bressanone.
The average price of local transportation around Bellagio is €7.22 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bellagio
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bellagio:
Bellagio - Malpensa Airport Milan (MXP) / Private Departure Car Transfer:
Bellagio - Malpensa Airport Milan (MXP) / Private Departure Van Transfer:
Bellagio Private Transfer from Bellagio (Como) to Milan Airport (MPX or LIN):
Bellagio/Lezzeno/Oliveto Lario to/from Milan Malpensa Apt (Private Transfer):
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €16 per person, per day in Bressanone. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
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:
Group Bike Tour: Onno & Ghisallino (E-bikes and Road bikes):
Bellagio Walking Tour, Villa Melzi & Lunch:
Bellagio & Varenna, Lake Como, private guided tour:
Lake Como Bellagio, private guided tour:
Bellagio Local Food Tasting E-Bike Tour:
Beyond Bellagio Hiking Tour:
E-Bike Tour from Bellagio plus tastings and Villa Melzi:
Tasty Tour in Bellagio with private sailboat:
Art Experience in Villa Melzi & lunch in Bellagio:
Lake Como Villas - Private Boat Tour:
Boat Tour - Historic Villas:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Bressanone may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €21 per day on alcoholic beverages.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Bellagio may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €15 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Typical Alcohol prices in Bressanone
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Bressanone:
1/2 Litre of wine
2 Glasses of Wine
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:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bressanone and Bellagio, we can see that Bellagio is more expensive. And not only is Bressanone much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Bressanone would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bressanone 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 Bressanone.
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