A Travel Price Comparison for Italy Caltagirone vs. Ravenna for Attractions, Food, Families, and Couples

Should you visit Caltagirone or Ravenna?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Caltagirone and Ravenna can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Caltagirone

Caltagirone is a quaint, friendly, and charming city. It's a beautiful place to visit, too. Visitors also love the shopping, museums, and food.

Ravenna

Ravenna is a charming, authentic, and historic town. As this is a charming small town, visitors also come to explore the sights and local activities. Other popular activities here include shopping, museums, and nightlife.

Caltagirone and Ravenna: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Scenic old town
  • Good for couples and romance
Things to Consider
  • Less popular for nightlife
  • Less family-friendly
  • Less popular with backpackers
Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Active nightlife
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Small town charm


Is there more to do in Caltagirone or Ravenna?

Tourists will generally find more to do in Caltagirone. Although Caltagirone and Ravenna are both popular with visitors, Caltagirone has more sights, activities, and attractions for travelers. Caltagirone is more popular for its historical sights, shopping, and impressive beauty, while Ravenna is known for its museums, food, nightlife, and small town charm. Caltagirone is popular for its pottery and ceramic industry as well as the Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte staircase. It is also home to The Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte. Ravenna is popular for its many stunning mosaics which date back to the early Christian and Byzantine empires.

How is Caltagirone different from Ravenna?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Ravenna and Caltagirone. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Are the Museums and Historical Sights Better in Caltagirone or Ravenna?

Caltagirone
Ravenna

Ravenna is well known for its museums and landmarks. Also, Caltagirone is still popular, but not quite as popular for its historical sights.

You'll find a good number of museums and monuments packed into Ravenna. Most sights in town are centered around the the beautiful mosaics. Neonian Baptistery is a good place to begin your visit. Other highlights include San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, and Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.

Caltagirone is a good place to visit if you're interested in museums or other recognizable sights. Many visitors come to see the famed Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte, which is a 142 step staircase that connects the upper and lower parts of the city. The staircase highlights the city's ceramic and pottery industry, as every step is decorated with tiles.


Is the Food Better in Caltagirone or Ravenna? Which Destination has the Best Restaurants?

Caltagirone
Ravenna

Ravenna is well known for its restaurant scene. Also, Caltagirone is still popular, but not quite as popular for its local flavors and cuisine.

Dining out in Ravenna is an experience not to be missed. The region is most known for its first course dishes, so pasta lovers will enjoy dining on homemade egg pasta dishes that are served with meat or cheese sauces. You'll also find lots of grilled meats and many great desserts.

There are plenty of up and coming restaurants around Caltagirone. There are some great local restaurants that serve seafood and other local specialties.

Is Caltagirone or Ravenna Better for Nightlife?

Caltagirone
Ravenna

Ravenna is a town with good options for its evening party scene. However, Caltagirone is not particularly known for nightlife.

Ravenna has an active nightlife scene for those who seek it out. You'll find most of the pubs and clubs in town around Marina di Ravenna. There are a couple of places that attract a crowd, but many are open only during the summer months.

Caltagirone doesn't have the most active nightlife scene. Many people visit as a day trip and the town isn't known for its nightlife scene.

Is Caltagirone or Ravenna Better for its Old Town?

Caltagirone
Ravenna

Caltagirone is a good destination for its old town. However, Ravenna does not have a historic old town.

Plenty of visitors enjoy exploring the old town in Caltagirone. It is known for its pottery and ceramics, which have been incorporated into many of the architectural elements around town.

Ravenna does not have a historic old town.


Is the Shopping Better in Caltagirone or Ravenna?

Caltagirone
Ravenna

Caltagirone is a very popular place for its shopping opportunities. Also, Ravenna is not quite as popular, but is fairly good for its shopping areas.

Caltagirone is well-known for its shopping. Pottery and ceramic shopping is a highlight of a visit to town.

Many visitors go to Ravenna to go shopping. There are some nice shopping streets in town where you can buy locally made mosaics. You'll also find art studios and artisan shops, as well as your typical souvenir shops and clothing stores. Via Cavour, via Diaz, and via Cairoli are some of the most popular shopping streets.

Is Caltagirone or Ravenna Better for Families?

Caltagirone
Ravenna

Ravenna is well known for its family-friendly activities. However, Caltagirone is not particularly known for its kid-friendly activities.

Ravenna is known to be a very family-friendly place to visit. In town you'll find mosaics, museums, and a charming town, and ten kilometers outside of town you'll find Italy's largest amusement park - Mirabilandia. The city is also filled with parks where kids can explore and learn, and the food, like any Italian city, is very kid-friendly.

For families, Caltagirone is not always the best place to visit. Kids may enjoy running up and down the famous Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte staircase. The town also hosts some fun festivals throughout the year, and if you're traveling with kids, these would be the times to visit.

Is Caltagirone or Ravenna Better for Couples?

Caltagirone
Ravenna

Ravenna is well known for couples. Also, Caltagirone is still popular, but not quite as popular for romance.

Couples visit Ravenna frequently as it offers plenty of romantic activities. Many visitors to Italy don't add this charming town to their itinerary, but for couples who want to experience a small town setting with beautiful art and architecture, then Ravenna is a great option. There are parks to explore and great restaurants to experience as well.

Caltagirone is a nice destination for couples. Pottery shopping and exploring the town make this a nice option for a day trip or overnight visit.


Is Caltagirone or Ravenna Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Caltagirone
Ravenna

Ravenna is a town with good options for backpackers. However, Caltagirone is not particularly known for backpackers and budget travelers.

Ravenna is a good town to visit for backpackers. It's a bit off-the-beaten path, so you won't find a large number of hostels or a lot of backpackers to hang out with. That doesn't mean it won't make a great addition to your itinerary though.

Caltagirone is a challenging destination for budget travelers and backpackers due to the higher prices. Many people pass in and out of the town on a day trip or stopover, so you won't find many hostels.

Is Caltagirone or Ravenna Better for Public Transit? Which Is Easier to Get Around Without a Car?

Caltagirone
Ravenna

You'll find somewhat comparable public transit options in both Caltagirone and Ravenna.

You'll find some public transit in Caltagirone, but it may not be enough to take you everywhere. Buses travel in and out of town.

While Ravenna offers some public transit options, it might not be your first choice. Buses in and around town are managed by START ROMAGNA and offer access to many nearby towns.

Is Caltagirone or Ravenna a more walkable city?

Caltagirone
Ravenna

Ravenna is well known for its ease of walking around. Also, Caltagirone is still popular, but not quite as popular for its walkability.

Ravenna is a very walkable destination. There are care-free areas to the town that can only be explored on foot.

Caltagirone is somewhat walkable. Parts of the town are steep, but many people choose to explore on foot.


For even more information, also check out Is Caltagirone Worth Visiting? and Is Ravenna Worth Visiting?.

Should I spend more time in Ravenna or Caltagirone?

How long in Caltagirone or Ravenna?

You'll be able to find lots of things to do in Caltagirone or Ravenna to fill your time. In our opinion, Ravenna has more to see and do, so we recommend spending more time in Ravenna than Caltagirone. However, 1-2 days is a good amount of time to spend in either destination.

Families should spend more time in Ravenna than Caltagirone. Because of the many family-friendly attractions and fun things to do for kids in Ravenna, it's a great place to visit with the whole family.

Couples should spend more time in Ravenna than Caltagirone. You'll find plenty of romantic sights and fun activities in Ravenna that are perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer couple's trip.

Backpackers and budget travelers should spend more time in Ravenna than Caltagirone if your budget allows for it. With a larger number of budget-friendly sights, good nightlife, and active things to do, anyone traveling on a budget would have a good time in Ravenna.


  • How many days in Caltagirone or Ravenna? Ideal Length of Stay
    Caltagirone 1-2 
    Ravenna 1-2

One day in Caltagirone or Ravenna?

In Caltagirone, you'll find museums and food. This city offers something for everyone. This would be the perfect place to spend one day, as it has just the right amount of activities.

Ravenna is a small town with plenty to do. One day should give you a good understanding of everything this town has to offer. The entire region has so many activities, and you'll want time to do everything.

A weekend in Caltagirone or Ravenna?

In Caltagirone, you'll find food and shopping. The length of your trip often depends on your style of travel. A weekend here is typical. A weekend is a great amount of time to relax and see the many things that Caltagirone has to offer.

Ravenna might be a small town, but there's plenty to do in the area. This town offers something for everyone. Plenty of people spend a weekend in the area when traveling. If you enjoy all that's offered here, then a weekend is just the right amount of time to spend here.

Five days in Caltagirone or Ravenna?

Caltagirone is a great place to explore. Five days is more than enough time to enjoy everything. Take some day trips to nearby places to fill the extra days. Anyone can find something fun to do here.

Because Ravenna is a small town, it's easy to explore in a short amount of time. Five days may feel like too much time unless you plan to do a lot of relaxing. The length of your trip often depends on your style of travel.


A week in Caltagirone or Ravenna?

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Caltagirone. Many people enjoy the museums and food when visiting Caltagirone. One week may feel like too much time unless you plan to do a lot of relaxing.

Since Ravenna is a small town, it's easily explored when your time is limited. Anyone can find something fun to do here. Most people find that one week is more than enough time to see everything.


For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Italy, The Best 2-Week Tours in Italy, The Best Bicycle Tours in Italy, and Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Italy.


Which place is cheaper, Ravenna or Caltagirone?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Caltagirone is €95, while the average daily cost in Ravenna is €84. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Caltagirone and Ravenna in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Caltagirone 59
    Ravenna 54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Caltagirone 118
    Ravenna 108
Compare Hotels in Caltagirone and Ravenna

Looking for a hotel in Caltagirone or Ravenna? 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 Caltagirone


Hotels in Ravenna


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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: Caltagirone Hotel Prices and Ravenna Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Caltagirone 8.57
    Ravenna 4.29

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Caltagirone

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Caltagirone:

  • transfer from Catania to Modica: $94
  • Transfer package from Palermo airport to Favignana (transfer + hydrofoil ticket): $198
  • Transfer from and to Catania Airport Taormina Giardini Naxos Letojanni Mazzarò. : $138
  • Transfer from Taormina and sourrounding villages to Catania Airport: $154
  • Transfer from Palermo airport to solve the expected problem: $59
  • Transfer from Messina port to Taormina: $198
  • Transfer from Favignana to Palermo Airport Ferry ticket included: $116
  • Transfer from Catania airport to Catania Center: $61
  • Transfer from Catania Ragusa with private driver with car or van: $84
  • Transfer from Catania Airport to Syracuse: $104
  • Transfer from Catania Airport to Catania city center or vice versa: $42
  • Transfer from Catania / Catania city center to Taormina or vice versa: $100

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ravenna

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

  • Ravenna Cruise Port: One Way Transfer to Bologna Airport: $540
  • Ravenna, Day Trip from Bologna including private transfer: $1,782
  • Ravenna, Day Trip from Venice including private transfer: $2,269
  • Treviso Airport: One Way Transfer to Venice, Piazzale Roma: $259

Is it cheaper to fly into Caltagirone or Ravenna?

Prices for flights to both Ravenna and Caltagirone 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
    Caltagirone 31
    Ravenna 26

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Caltagirone

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

  • Palermo Street Food tour: art, history and ancient markets: $46
  • Catania Street Food Tour: Fish Market & City Centre: $54
  • Cannoli Cooking Class in Taormina: $61
  • Trapani Food Tour: $61
  • Catania Patisserie Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $61
  • Sicilian Street food tour: eat local in Messina : $66
  • Catania Street Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $67
  • Palermo Street Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $67
  • Vegan Street Food Tour: $72
  • Street Food Tour in Ortigia Syracuse: $76
  • Catania Street Food Tour: $77
  • Italian Bread and Pizza Making Experience in Palermo: $77

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Caltagirone 5.71
    Ravenna 4.29

Tours and Activities in Caltagirone

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

  • 7-hour city tour of Enna and Piazza Armerina Villa Romana : $171
  • Boat Tour in Syracuse with Aperitif 1 hour and a half: $55
  • Safari Jeep Wild Adventure: $138
  • Sunset tour of the Valley of the Temples with skip-the-line ticket: $44
  • Traditional Sicilian cuisine experience in Vendicari, Noto: $154
  • 1 hour Calessino Tour in Syracuse: $132
  • 1-Hour Guided Semi-Submarine Tour to Isola Bella: $43
  • 1-Hour Sea Caves and Boat Tour in Ortigia Syracuse: $22
  • 2 Hour Kayak Tour on the Taormina Coast: $54
  • 2 Hours Guided Group Tour in Catania: $37
  • 2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Catania: $165
  • 2-hour Private Valley of the Temples Tour in Agrigento: $153

Tours and Activities in Ravenna

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

  • Bologna: BLQ airport to Ravenna cruise terminal: $394
  • Cruise Terminal From/to Venice: $951

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Caltagirone 13
    Ravenna 16

Sample the Local Flavors in Caltagirone

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

  • Pub Crawl Palermo: $17
  • Wine tasting in the historic center of Catania: $22
  • Visit to the Florio winery and wine tasting: $28
  • Organic wine tasting at our historic cantina: $33
  • Di Giovanna Winery Tour & 3 Wine Tasting: $37
  • Marsala wine tasting in historic winery: $39
  • Wine Tasting in a group with other travelers: $42
  • Wine Tasting Experience Etna Nord: $42
  • Wine Tasting in Panoramic Winery on Mount Etna: $42
  • Wine Tasting in a Castle and Historical Garden near Syracuse: $46
  • Natural wine tasting in Palermo: $50
  • Wine Tasting in an Old Millstone: $50


When comparing the travel costs between Caltagirone and Ravenna, we can see that Caltagirone is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Caltagirone Expensive? and Is Ravenna Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Caltagirone or Ravenna?

Ravenna has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Caltagirone. When comparing the sizes of Caltagirone and Ravenna, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Caltagirone or Ravenna?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Caltagirone or Ravenna in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Caltagirone as well as Ravenna. The family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Caltagirone this time of year. Additionally, many travelers come to Ravenna for the small town charm and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Caltagirone is generally a little warmer than Ravenna. Daily temperatures in Caltagirone average around 26°C (79°F), and Ravenna fluctuates around 22°C (72°F).

Caltagirone usually gets less rain in July than Ravenna. Caltagirone gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Ravenna receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Caltagirone 26°C (79°F) 
    Ravenna 22°C (72°F)

Should I visit Caltagirone or Ravenna in the Autumn?

Both Ravenna and Caltagirone are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Caltagirone for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area. Also, many visitors come to Ravenna in the autumn for the shopping scene and the small town atmosphere.

Caltagirone is a little warmer than Ravenna in the autumn. The daily temperature in Caltagirone averages around 19°C (67°F) in October, and Ravenna fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

In October, Caltagirone usually receives more rain than Ravenna. Caltagirone gets 75 mm (2.9 in) of rain, while Ravenna receives 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Caltagirone 19°C (67°F) 
    Ravenna 14°C (58°F)

Should I visit Caltagirone or Ravenna in the Winter?

Both Ravenna and Caltagirone during the winter are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Caltagirone in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Also, most visitors come to Ravenna for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Ravenna can be very cold during winter. In the winter, Caltagirone is much warmer than Ravenna. Typically, the winter temperatures in Caltagirone in January average around 10°C (51°F), and Ravenna averages at about 3°C (37°F).

Caltagirone usually gets more rain in January than Ravenna. Caltagirone gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Ravenna receives 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Caltagirone 10°C (51°F) 
    Ravenna 3°C (37°F)

Should I visit Caltagirone or Ravenna in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Caltagirone and Ravenna. Most visitors come to Caltagirone for the natural beauty during these months. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Ravenna because of the small town charm.

In April, Caltagirone is generally a little warmer than Ravenna. Daily temperatures in Caltagirone average around 15°C (58°F), and Ravenna fluctuates around 11°C (53°F).

In April, Caltagirone usually receives less rain than Ravenna. Caltagirone gets 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Ravenna receives 54 mm (2.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Caltagirone 15°C (58°F) 
    Ravenna 11°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Ravenna and Caltagirone

Caltagirone Ravenna
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (51°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 3°C (37°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 5°C (41°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 8°C (47°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Apr 15°C (58°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 11°C (53°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
May 19°C (65°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 16°C (61°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 20°C (68°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Aug 26°C (79°F) 14 mm (0.5 in) 22°C (72°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Sep 24°C (74°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 19°C (66°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 75 mm (2.9 in) 14°C (58°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Nov 15°C (59°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 8°C (46°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Dec 12°C (53°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 4°C (39°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)


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