A Travel Price Comparison for Italy Cagliari vs. Florence for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cagliari or Florence?

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 Cagliari and Florence can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Cagliari or Florence?

Cagliari

Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island, Sardinia, located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is best known for its abundance of seafood, beach access, and an array of architecture that reflects both Roman and medieval history.

Florence

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and one of the most well known cities in Italy for its art and cultural scenes. The city is rooted in history and you can see this in the architecture, statues, gardens, and art that are everywhere around town. This city truly is a living museum. You should allow yourself at least a couple of days to explore Florence and if you can afford more, it is well worth the time. In particular, if art history is your passion then you will need a week or more to satisfy your interest as the museums and architecturally impressive buildings throughout the city are endless.

Which city is cheaper, Florence or Cagliari?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cagliari is €96, while the average daily cost in Florence is €120. 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 Cagliari and Florence in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cagliari 53
    Florence 69
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cagliari 106
    Florence 138
Compare Hotels in Cagliari and Florence

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Hotels in Cagliari


Hotels in Florence


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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: Cagliari Hotel Prices and Florence Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cagliari 24
    Florence 18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cagliari

Also for Cagliari, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private transfer: Cagliari to Cagliari Airport (CAG): $622
  • Private Airport Transfer to the Area of Chia: $166
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Villasimius: $75
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Santa Margherita di Pula: $68
  • Private Transfer to/from Cagliari Airport (CAG): $48
  • Transfer from airport to cagliari: $43
  • Transfer/taxi Cagliari Airport - Cagliari city: $39
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Cagliari to Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG): $28
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG) to Cagliari: $27
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Cagliari: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari to Cagliari Airport: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Quartu S.Elena: $22

Typical Local Transportation prices in Florence

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Florence:


  • Taxi Ride Within City
    8.00
  • Taxi from Airport
    25
  • In City Parking (Full Day)
    30
  • Bus Pass (Full Day)
    5.00
  • Bus From Airport
    5.00

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Florence

Also for Florence, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Welcome Transfer from Florence Airport to Florence Downtown - Ultimate transfer: $58
  • Venice area to Florence or viceversa Private Transfers: $796
  • Transfers Pisa Airport to/from Florence Hotel CAR HIRE WITH DRIVER: $286
  • Transfers Florence Airport to or from Florence Hotel: $95
  • Transfer with stops: Florence-Siena with stops in San Gimignano & Monteriggioni: $187
  • Transfer with stops: Florence-Rome with stop in San Gimignano and Montepulciano: $435
  • Transfer with stops: Florence-Rome with stop in Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio: $435
  • Transfer with stops: Florence - Venice with stops in Bologna and Ferrara: $398
  • Transfer with stops: Florence - Assisi with stop in Montepulciano and Cortona: $386
  • Transfer with stops: Florence - 5 Terre with stops in Lucca & Pisa: $404
  • Transfer with stops: Florence - 5 Terre with stop in Pisa (2 hrs): $373
  • Transfer to or from the Florence Airport by Deluxe Van: $67

Is it cheaper to fly into Cagliari or Florence?

Prices for flights to both Florence and Cagliari 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
    Cagliari 28
    Florence 25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cagliari

For Cagliari, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Culurgiones Cooking Class Cagliari: $71
  • Homemade fresh pasta cooking: $90
  • Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class: $102
  • Cooking class & Lunch in Cagliari: $102
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Cagliari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Cagliari: $111
  • Cooking and eating with a Sardinian family: $133
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Cagliari: $162
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Cagliari: $180
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in Cagliari: $180
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sardinian Traditional Cooking Class with Lunch: $185
  • Local market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Cagliari: $267

Typical Food prices in Florence

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Florence:


  • Panini Sandwich
    6.50
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Florence

For Florence, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Italian Fresh Pasta Private Online Cooking Class: $27
  • Virtual Cooking Class: Bruschetta & Tiramisù: $40
  • Vegetarian pasta cooking class and dinner in Florence: $54
  • Cooking with Kids 3-Hour Experience: $60
  • Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence: $62
  • Handmade Pasta and Dessert Cooking Class with Dinner: $62
  • Handmade Tagliatelle cooking class in Florence: $72
  • Pizza Dinner and Opera Arias Concert: $74
  • Food Tour in 3-Hour Walking Tour: $76
  • 4-Course Cooking Experience in Florence: $78
  • Tuscan Cooking Course with Dinner: $78
  • Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany: $79

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cagliari 13
    Florence 24

Tours and Activities in Cagliari

For Cagliari, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 8 days Escorted Tour Sardinia Amore Mio: $2,488
  • Archaeological tour of Nora: $97
  • Archaeological tour of the Nuraghe Arrubiu in Orroli: $112
  • Barumini Unesco Site and Giara of Gesturi Tour from Cagliari: $112
  • Cagliari City Tour - Minivan Sightseeing and Walking: $124
  • Cagliari Easy Tour: $45
  • Cagliari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Cagliari Private Walking Tour: $230
  • Cagliari Segway Tour: $73
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour: $160
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour: $911
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing West Sulcis Boat Tour: $328

Typical Entertainment prices in Florence

For Florence, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Admission to Uffizi
    11
  • Phone Booking Fee for Uffizi
    4.00
  • Firenze Card (for Two)
    100
  • Audioguides at Uffizi (for Two)
    20
  • Giotto's Tower Entrance Fee
    6.00
  • Boboli Gardens Entrance Fee
    7.00

Tours and Activities in Florence

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Florence.

  • - Leonardo Interactive Museum® Entrance Ticket: $8.71
  • 2 hours sunset walking tour: $112
  • 2-Nights Ferrari World and with Private Bologna Walking Tour from Florence: $1,058
  • 3 hours: Private walking tour of Florence and Accademia Gallery guided visit: $158
  • 3-Hour Private Florence Walking Tour: $112
  • 5 Terre Shared Tour - the best solution to see the 5 Lands - Ultimate Tour: $672
  • 5 Terre Shared Tour - the best way to see the 5 Lands - Ultimate 5 Terre Tour: $391
  • 5 Terre Tour and Portovenere - Swim in a Sea of Beauty - Ultimate 5 Terre Tour: $391
  • 5 Terre Tour and stop in Lucca - Swim in a Sea of Beauty - Ultimate 5 Terre Tour: $391
  • 5 Terre Tour and stop in Pisa - Swim in a Sea of Beauty - Ultimate 5 Terre Tour: $391
  • A Day at The Mall Luxury Outlets (Prada, Gucci) - Ultimate Shopping Experience: $261
  • Accademia Gallery Private Tour with 5-Star Guide: $141

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cagliari 6.06
    Florence 15

Sample the Local Flavors in Cagliari

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

  • Guided Wine tasting with a Sommelier: $62
  • WINE TOUR in a winery among the vineyards: $80
  • cultural walking tour, food and wine tasting experience: $83
  • Wine tour aroud vineyards of Cagliari: $85
  • Wine tasting: $96
  • Small-Group Food and Wine Tour from Cagliari: $106
  • Wine Tasting & Winery Tour: $273

Typical Alcohol prices in Florence

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Florence from other travelers:


  • Glass of Chianti
    4.20
  • Bottle of Wine
    7.50

Sample the Local Flavors in Florence

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

  • 60-Minute Wine Tasting Tour: $45
  • Chianti: Authentic Wine Tasting Experience from Florence: $52
  • Sunset Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting: $62
  • Florence Sunset Wine Tour: $64
  • Pienza and Montepulciano Full-Day Wine Tour: $79
  • From Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip: $87
  • From Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany: $90
  • Florence in 3 Wines: Exclusive Wine Tasting with an Expert & Food Pairing: $136
  • From Tuscany by E-Bike with Lunch and Wine Tasting: $147
  • Private Ramble Through The Rolling Hills Of Chianti (6 h) + Lunch & Wine tasting: $174
  • Just a Taste but What a Taste - Half Day Wine Tour in Tuscany (Private Tour): $180
  • Florence Wine Tasting and Tuscan Lunch in a Vintage Fiat 500: $187


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cagliari and Florence, we can see that Florence is more expensive. And not only is Cagliari much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cagliari would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cagliari 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 Florence would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Florence than you might in Cagliari.


When is the best time to visit Cagliari or Florence?

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 Cagliari or Florence in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cagliari and Florence. Furthermore, many travelers come to Florence for the family-friendly experiences.

Cagliari is around the same temperature as Florence in the summer. The temperature in Cagliari is usually 24°C (75°F) in July, and Florence stays around 25°C (77°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Florence this time of the year. In Cagliari, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cagliari usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Florence during summer. Cagliari gets 337 hours of sunny skies, while Florence receives 316 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Cagliari usually receives less rain than Florence. Cagliari gets 4 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Florence receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cagliari 24°C (75°F) 
    Florence 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Florence in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cagliari as well as Florence. Additionally, many visitors come to Florence in the autumn for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Cagliari is a little warmer than Florence. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Cagliari in October are around 18°C (65°F), and Florence is about 16°C (61°F).

In the autumn, Cagliari often gets more sunshine than Florence. Cagliari gets 192 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Florence receives 177 hours of full sun.

Cagliari usually gets less rain in October than Florence. Cagliari gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Florence receives 96 mm (3.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cagliari 18°C (65°F) 
    Florence 16°C (61°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Florence in the Winter?

Both Florence and Cagliari are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Also, most visitors come to Florence for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

In January, Cagliari is generally a little warmer than Florence. Temperatures in Cagliari average around 10°C (50°F), and Florence stays around 7°C (45°F).

Cagliari usually receives more sunshine than Florence during winter. Cagliari gets 131 hours of sunny skies, while Florence receives 105 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Cagliari usually receives less rain than Florence. Cagliari gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Florence receives 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cagliari 10°C (50°F) 
    Florence 7°C (45°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Florence in the Spring?

Both Florence and Cagliari during the spring are popular places to visit. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Florence because of the natural beauty.

Cagliari is around the same temperature as Florence in the spring. The temperature in Cagliari is usually 14°C (57°F) in April, and Florence stays around 14°C (57°F).

It's quite sunny in Cagliari. In the spring, Cagliari often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Florence. Cagliari gets 202 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Florence receives 192 hours of full sun.

Cagliari usually gets less rain in April than Florence. Cagliari gets 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Florence receives 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cagliari 14°C (57°F) 
    Florence 14°C (57°F)

Typical Weather for Florence and Cagliari

Cagliari Florence
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 7°C (45°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 10°C (51°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 8°C (46°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 10°C (50°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Apr 14°C (57°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 18°C (64°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jul 24°C (75°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 25°C (77°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 24°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.4 in) 24°C (75°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Sep 22°C (71°F) 26 mm (1 in) 21°C (70°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Oct 18°C (65°F) 50 mm (2 in) 16°C (61°F) 96 mm (3.8 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 11°C (52°F) 102 mm (4 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 8°C (46°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)


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