A Travel Price Comparison for Italy La Spezia vs. Finale Ligure for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit La Spezia or Finale Ligure?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for La Spezia and Finale Ligure. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.

La Spezia

Located on the coast beside the Ligurian Sea, La Spezia is known for its military and commercial harbors hosting the arsenal of the Italian Navy. It is also well connected by rail and by boat to Cinque Terre National Park - a unique collection of five medieval villages along the coastline - as well as other coastal towns of the region. Other attractions include a number of museums as well as an annual boat race called Palio de Golfo.

Finale Ligure

Located on the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera, Finale Ligure is a commune of three traditional towns that have grown into one. The town as a whole is known for its white sand beaches and views as well as a system of charming stone paved streets and historic town centers. Some of the best sights include old forts and castles and a number of churches, some dating back to medieval times. There is also a number of rock climbing routes in the surrounding hills, for those seeking outdoor adventure.

Which city is cheaper, Finale Ligure or La Spezia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in La Spezia is €159, while the average daily cost in Finale Ligure is €114. 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 La Spezia and Finale Ligure in more detail.



Accommodation

For a normal double-occupancy room in La Spezia, €180 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in La Spezia, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €90, such as in a hostel.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €59. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Finale Ligure the cost is €118 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    La Spezia 90
    Finale Ligure 59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    La Spezia 180
    Finale Ligure 118

Food

While meal prices in La Spezia can vary, the average travelers spends about €45 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in La Spezia should cost around €18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in La Spezia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

Food in Finale Ligure costs travelers about €27 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
    La Spezia 45
    Finale Ligure 27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in La Spezia

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

  • La Spezia Cinque Terre Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience: $95
  • La Spezia Cinque Terre Food Tour: $97
  • Dining experience at a local's home in La Spezia with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Cinque Terre: $111
  • Small-group Street food tour in La Spezia: $111
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in La Spezia: $162
  • Cinque Terre Cooking Lesson in La Spezia: $174
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in La Spezia: $180
  • Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina’s home with Tasting in Cinque Terre: $180
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in La Spezia: $180
  • Local Market Visit and Private Cooking Class in Local Home in La Spezia: $267
  • Local market visit + private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Cinque Terre: $267

Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in La Spezia than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €33 on transportation in La Spezia on average per day.

The cost of a taxi ride in Finale Ligure is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €45 per person, per day, on local transportation in Finale Ligure.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    La Spezia 33
    Finale Ligure 45

Hired Cars and Shuttles in La Spezia

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

  • Departure Private Transfer Cinque Terre to La Spezia by Luxury Vehicle: $93
  • Private Transfer from La Spezia Cruise Port or Railway Station by Luxury Vehicle: $31
  • Private Transfer to La Spezia Cruise Port or Railway Station by Luxury Vehicle: $31
  • Private Transfer: Ciampino Airport (CIA) to La Spezia or vice versa: $619
  • Private Transfer: Civitavecchia Port to La Spezia or vice versa: $585
  • Private Transfer: Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to La Spezia or vice versa: $602

Is it cheaper to fly into La Spezia or Finale Ligure?

Prices for flights to both Finale Ligure and La Spezia 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.





Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in La Spezia, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €29 per day, per person.

Entertainment and activities in Finale Ligure typically cost an average of €22 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    La Spezia 29
    Finale Ligure 22

Tours and Activities in La Spezia

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

  • PISA BUS TOUR n.1: $50
  • Cinque Terre unforgettable hiking experience: $56
  • From Cinque Terre Tour with Limoncino Tasting: $58
  • Cinque Terre tour with limoncino tasting from La Spezia Port: $61
  • Cinque Terre tour with limoncino tasting from La Spezia Train Station: $61
  • Cinque Terre hiking tour from La Spezia port: $68
  • Private E-bike Tour Provincial Road Levanto to Genoa: $87
  • Food & Wine evening tour La Spezia: $100
  • Private Tour of the Shelleys in Lerici nearby Cinque Terre: $106
  • E-bike tours from La Spezia: $128
  • From Sailing Tour to La Palmaria and Cinque Terre: $129
  • Guided Tour of Florence and Panoramic Pisa from La Spezia Port: $132

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting La Spezia spend on average €28 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Finale Ligure may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €5.59 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    La Spezia 28
    Finale Ligure 5.59

Sample the Local Flavors in La Spezia

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

  • Cinque Terre Private Tour with Wine Tasting: $83
  • Wine Tour between Liguria and Tuscany from La Spezia: $195
  • Authentic Cinque Terre Guided Tour with Wine Tasting: $198
  • Cinqueterre Private Shore Excursion from La Spezia with Top Guide & Wine Tasting: $335
  • Shore Excursion: Cinque Terre from La Spezia with Local Guide and Wine Tasting: $348
  • Shore Excursion from Chocolate & Truffle Valley, Pisa & Wine Tour.: $756
  • Day trip from La Spezia pier: San Gimignano and wine tasting - private tour: $756


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

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