Should you visit Genoa or Split?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Genoa or Split, 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.
Located on the coast of northwest Italy, Genoa is a port city and capital of the Liguria region. With a long history as a rich and powerful trade center, Genoa's past of many centuries is still visible in its old port, stunning architecture, and charming alleyways. A traveler can spend days walking along seaside villas, admiring towering churches, and shopping the boutiques of the city. Genoa is also the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, featuring what is thought to be his birth home and many other quaint abodes.
Spit is a historic city in Central Dalmatia with many opportunities to glimpse its fascinating past in its historic city center. Centuries ago the city grew up around a Diocletian palace that was used as refuge by the locals.
Today, as you wander around the historic center, you can see the remains of the Roman walls, temples, and squares. Despite it's appeal to tourists, Split is much more than just a tourist destination. It is larger than you might initially realize and it spreads well beyond the historic center. There is a population of about 300,000 in the larger area and it is an economic center for the region.
Split is also a must-visit on a trip through the country. It can easily fit in to a one-week itinerary of Croatia, or many other routes, as it's centrally located and very accessible.
Split has a beautiful climate with mild winters, countless sunny days, and a generally pleasant temperature. As such, there are many opportunities to enjoy yourself outdoors, whether by participating in sports or walking around the city's quaint streets. Winters in Split are also quite mild, but there may be one snowy day, on average, every year. This rare snowfall can cause a significant disruption in the flow of traffic.
Which city is cheaper, Split or Genoa?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Genoa is €120, while the average daily cost in Split is €88. 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 Genoa and Split in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Genoa can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €71, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €142.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Split, €118 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Split, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €59, such as in a hostel.
Food in Genoa costs travelers about €41 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 in Split costs travelers about €19 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.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Genoa
For Genoa, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Genoa Street Food Tour:
Small-group Street food tour in Genoa:
Italian Aperitivo Food Tour with a local in Genoa:
Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Genoa:
Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Genoa:
Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Genoa:
Local Market Visit and Private Cooking Class in Genoa:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Split
For Split, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Krka Waterfalls with Dinner in Split included:Pizza or Burger with Fries & Drink:
Private Dining: Traditional Dalmatian family dinner near Marjan Hills:
Cooking Class in a Dalmatian Ethno Village Tour from Split:
The Real Split Food Tour:
Exclusive tour: NP Krka Bike Tour with traditional dinner:
Genoa'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 €6.95 per person, per day on transportation in Genoa.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Split than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €12 on transportation in Split on average per day.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Genoa
Also for Genoa, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfers & Ground Transport:
Private transfer: Genoa to Linz Genoa (GOA):
Private transfer from Genoa to Santa Margherita Ligure:
Private transfer from Genoa to Portovenere:
Private transfer from Genoa to Portofino with Hotel or Cruise Port pick-up:
Private transfer from Genoa to Portofino:
Private transfer from Genoa to Pisa:
Private transfer from Genoa to Nice:
Private transfer from Genoa to Monterosso al Mare:
Private transfer from Genoa to Milan:
Private Transfer: Genova to Siena Hotel:
Private Transfer: Genova to Florence Hotel:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Split
Also for Split, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Yacht Transfer: Split to Vis:
Private Yacht Transfer: Split to Hvar:
Private transfer from Split (Croatia) to Venice (Italy):
Luxury Private Transfer from Split to Ljubljana:
Private Transfer from Split to Tuzla Airport (TZL):
Private Speed Boat Transfer from Split Airport to Hvar:
From Split to Zagreb with Plitvice Lakes private one way transfer:
Split Airport to Hvar Island: One-Way Private Water Transfer in Speedboat:
Private transfer from Split to Zagreb:
Split - Budapest Transfer:
Split to Zagreb Private Transfer with Krka or Plitvice Lakes National Park:
Split to Zagreb via Plitvice National Park private transfer:
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Genoa can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €16 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Sightseeing expenses in Split, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €2.99 per day, per person.
Tours and Activities in Genoa
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Genoa.
Aquario Village Admission Ticket:
Aquarium of Genoa Full-Day Entrance Ticket:
Beach Tour South In Srilanka:
Best of Genoa private walking tour:
Dining Experience at a local's Home in Genoa:
Exclusive Day Tour to Portofino and Santa Margherita from Genoa with Top Driver:
Exclusive Historic Shops Tour in Genoa:
Food Market Tour and Workshop with a Cesarina in Cinque Terre:
From Full-Day Tour of Genoa and Portofino:
Full-Day Pisa Highlights Private Tour from Genoa Pier:
Full-Day private tour of Portofino and Genoa:
Genoa 2,5 hour walking tour:
Tours and Activities in Split
For Split, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
"Blue Lagoon" Half day Chill out tour from Split:
1 Day Pass HOP ON-HOP OFF Bus tour from Split:
1.5-Hour Split Evening Walking Tour:
10-Day Adriatic Island Hopping Active Tour from Split:
2 Hours Private Guided Walking Tour in Split Old Town:
2 Hours Split Walking tour with free food tasting:
2-Hour Private Guided Tour of Split in a Classic Ford T:
3-Day Croatia Hiking and Biking Small-Group Tour:
3-Day Private Sailing Tour from Split:
3-Hour Split Deep Water Soloing and Cliff Jumping Adventure:
3-Island Split Boat Tour (Šolta Drvenik Mali, Drvenik Veli):
360 Virtual Tour of Ancient Split:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Genoa, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €8.29.
Typically, people visiting Split spend on average €6.41 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Genoa
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Genoa:
San Gimignano Full-Day Private Tour with Wine Tasting:
Sample the Local Flavors in Split
Also in Split, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Day Tour from Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting:
Tower Pub Crawl in Split:
Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting from Split:
Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Day Trip Including Wine Tasting from Split:
Wine Tasting With walking Small group Tour in Split:
Blue Lagoon & Wine tasting - 3 islands tour:
Split Wine Tasting Walking Tour:
Zinfandel Wine Tour:
Full-Day Split Food and wine tour to Peljesac:
Beer Tasting Split - visit to the local brewery:
Solta Island Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch:
Imotski Wine Tasting Tour from Split:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Genoa and Split, we can see that Genoa is more expensive. And not only is Split much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Split would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Split 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 Genoa would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Genoa than you might in Split.
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