A Travel Price Comparison for Italy Catania vs. Caltagirone for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Catania or Caltagirone?

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 Catania and Caltagirone can help you decide which place is right for you.


Located on the east coast of Sicily, Catania is at the base of Mount Etna, which is the largest volcano in Europe. It's also the island's second largest city and a major transportation center for the area. With almost one million residents in the metropolitan area, the city serves as an important economic base and university town for Sicily. It's a vibrant city with a young population, a lively downtown, and an excellent nightlife. The city has an abundance of Sicilian Baroque architecture and the downtown area, where much of it is this architecture is concentrated, has been declared a World Heritage Site.


Located in Central Sicily in the province of Catania, Caltagirone is a town that is most famous for its ceramics as well as its long ceramic decorated staircase. The town is just 70 kilometers southwest of the city of Catania. The ceramic industry is notable for its pottery, more specifically its maiolica and terra-cotta wares. While there is a historical base for this industry, today the production is more focused on artistic items such as ceramics and sculptures. In addition to ceramics, the town's economy is dependent upon agriculture including the production of grapes, olives and peaches.

Which city is cheaper, Caltagirone or Catania?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Catania is €96, while the average daily cost in Caltagirone is €76. 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 Catania and Caltagirone in more detail.


Catania's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €104. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €52.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Caltagirone is €94. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Catania 52
    Caltagirone 47
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Catania 104
    Caltagirone 94


While meal prices in Catania can vary, the average travelers spends about €32 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Catania should cost around €13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Catania is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

Food in Caltagirone costs travelers about €25 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Catania 32
    Caltagirone 25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Catania

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

  • Homegrown Bronte pistachio dinner in Catania: $46
  • Dinner with the chefs on a Catania terrace: $53
  • Private Groups: Arancini cooking class and wine in a chef's home in Catania: $54
  • Traditional 3-course Sicilian dinner in Catania: $55
  • Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania: $58
  • Nonna Amalia‚Äôs home cooking: $67
  • Food tour of Catania by night: $68
  • Private Dining: 5-course Vegetarian Sicilian dinner on a terrace in Catania: $74
  • Fish market tour and cooking class in Catania: $81
  • Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Catania: $86
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Catania with show cooking: $106
  • 3-course Sicilian cooking class and dinner in Catania: $109

Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Catania is €16 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.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €6.86 per day to get around in Caltagirone.

  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Catania 16
    Caltagirone 6.86

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Catania

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Catania:

  • Arrival Private Transfer Catania Airport CTA to Syracuse City by Minivan: $135
  • Arrival Private Transfer Catania Airport to Catania, Taormina or Noto Luxury Van: $46
  • Arrival Private Transfer Catania Airport to Catania, Taormina or Noto Sedan Car: $31
  • Catania Airport CTA Arrival Private Transfer to Syracuse City in Business Car: $109
  • Catania Airport Transfer from or to Taormina and Giardini Naxos: $161
  • Catania Airport to Catania Luxury Private Transfer: $93
  • Catania Airport to Taormina Luxury Private Transfer: $286
  • Catania Private Transfer from or to Catania Airport, Train St, Hotel and Port: $74
  • Departure Private Transfer Catania, Taormina or Noto to Catania Airport by Sedan: $31
  • Departure Private Transfer Catania, Taormina or Noto to Catania Airport by Van: $46
  • Monasteri golf resort of Sicily private transfer from Catania airport: $93

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Caltagirone

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Caltagirone:

  • Private Transfer from Caltagirone to Catania (CTA) Airport: $243
  • Private Transfer from Caltagirone to Palermo (PMO) Airport: $575

Is it cheaper to fly into Catania or Caltagirone?

Prices for flights to both Caltagirone and Catania 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.


Catania's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €16 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €4.57 per person, per day in Caltagirone. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Catania 16
    Caltagirone 4.57

Tours and Activities in Catania

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

  • Catania Tour: $25
  • Catania Half-Day Private City Tour: $30
  • Discovering Catania with a unique walking tour of the city center: $31
  • Catania Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Street Food Walking Tour in Catania: $61
  • Catania Street Food Walking Tour: $61
  • Typical Pottery Experience with local Artisans in Catania: $61
  • Etna Sunset Tour - Pickup from your Hotel: $62
  • Etna Tour 3000m - Pickup Time 08:30 from your Hotel: $62
  • Half Day Sailing Tour Catania-AciTrezza: $63
  • From Mount Etna Sunset Tour: $65
  • From Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour: $65


The average person spends about €14 on alcoholic beverages in Catania per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Caltagirone may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €10 per day on alcoholic beverages.

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Catania 14
    Caltagirone 10

Sample the Local Flavors in Catania

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

  • Etna & Wine Tour: $86
  • Etna Wine: discovering the volcano & enjoying a wine tasting: $98
  • Etna and Wine Tour from Catania: $114
  • Godfather Private Tour with Optional Wine Tasting and Lunch: $131
  • Wine Tour & Etna: $131
  • Wine Tour & Picnic in Sicilian vineyards!: $134
  • Trekking Etna e wine tour: $137
  • Catania Private Walking Tour with Option of Food and Wine Tasting: $167
  • Volcanic Train and Wine Tour on Etna: $190
  • Taormina Etna visit and wine tasting and lunch in winery from 2 to 8 persons max: $224
  • Etna Tour and Lunch in a Winery with Wine Tasting: $255
  • Half-Day Private Mt Etna Wine Tasting Experience from Catania: $420

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

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