A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Como vs. Bressanone

Should you visit Como or Bressanone?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Como or Bressanone, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Como

At the foot of the jagged cliffs of the Alps lies an expanse of shimmering waters made a golden white by the sun and pockmarked by sailors. Its blue waters beckon you to come forth and dive deep into the mystic body of Lago di Como, or Lake Como. With an area of 146 square kilometers, Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy, right after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. The lake was originally named by the Romans after the city of Comum, now presently called Como. Lake Como is shaped into an inverted "Y," with towns like Como, Lecco, Bellagio, Menaggio and Lierna situated around it.

Bressanone

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.

Which city is cheaper, Bressanone or Como?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Como is €171, while the average daily cost in Bressanone is €110. 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 Como and Bressanone in more detail.



Accommodation

The prices for places to stay in Como can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €117, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €234.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Bressanone is €116. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Como 117
    Bressanone 58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Como 234
    Bressanone 116

Food

The price of a meal in Como can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €48 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €19 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Como 48
    Bressanone 37

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Como

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

  • Lake Como Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $93
  • Pasta Fresca Hands-on Cooking Class with a Local in Como: $100
  • Dining experience at a local's home at Lake Como with show cooking: $106
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Como with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Como: $111
  • Como Food Tour: $121
  • Pizza making experience in Como: $162
  • Lake Italian Pasta Cooking Experience: $162
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Lake Como: $162
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Como: $162
  • Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting at Lake Como: $180
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Como: $180

Typical Food prices in Bressanone

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Bressanone:


  • Gelato
    2.20

Local Transportation

Como's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €11 per person, per day on transportation in 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.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Como 11
    Bressanone 18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Como

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

  • Como - Malpensa Airport Milan (MXP) / Private Departure Car Transfer: $89
  • Como - Malpensa Airport Milan (MXP) / Private Departure Van Transfer: $47
  • Como/Cernobbio/Moltrasio/Blevio to/from Milan Malpensa Apt (Private Transfer): $156
  • Private Departure Transfer from Como to Linate Airport: $152
  • Private Departure Transfer from Como to Malpensa Airport: $130
  • Private Transfer from Como Hotels to Milan Malpensa Airport: $250
  • Private Transfer from Como to Firenze (FLR) Airport: $1,493
  • Private Transfer from Como to Milan City Center: $79
  • Private Transfer from Como to Milan Linate Airport: $250
  • Private Transfer from Como to Rimini (RMI) Airport: $1,319

Entertainment

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.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Como -
    Bressanone 16

Tours and Activities in Como

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

  • Private Guided Walking Tour into the old streets of Como: $35
  • Lake Como 3-Hour Tour by Electric Bike: $55
  • Como and Bellagio Sightseeing Tour and Lake Cruise: $61
  • Lake Como Guided eBike and iPad Experience: $62
  • Como city and its History Private Walking Tour: $81
  • Lonely Planet Experience: Day Trip to Lake Como with a Local: $98
  • Lake Adventure day in Spina Verde Regional Park: $100
  • 2 Hours Walking Tour Como: $100
  • Como Historical and Heritage Tour: $100
  • Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience from Como: $106
  • Mountain Bike tour in Spina Verde natural park: $108
  • Road Bike tour in Lake Como & Bellagio: $134

Alcohol

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.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Como -
    Bressanone 21

Sample the Local Flavors in Como

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

  • Champagne & Top Wine Tasting: $175
  • Sightseeing and Wine Tasting in Como: $303

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
    9.00
  • 2 Glasses of Wine
    7.00


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Como and Bressanone, we can see that Como 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 Como would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Como than you might in Bressanone.

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