A Travel Price Comparison for Italy Lucca vs. Livorno for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Lucca or Livorno?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Lucca and Livorno can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.


Lucca is of interest to travelers for its impressive architecture, interesting history and unique defensive walls that were designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. Impressively, these walls were never breached. Today there is a ring park on top of the walls that is an enjoyable place to walk. The city dates back to the Etruscan and Ancient Roman times and much of the architecture remains today. The city was an independent city state until the 18th century and was the birth place of Giacomo Puccini, a world famous Italian opera composer.


Livorno is a relatively large port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western coast of Italy. It has a population of just over 160,000 and is well connected by ferry. Because of the many ferry connections, Livorno makes a convenient starting point for a tour of Tuscany. Pisa is accessible within half an hour and both Lucca and Florence can be reached in a little over an hour. Several of the hotels in town organize comprehensive and efficient tours of the area that might include Chianti, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Siena and Volterra all in one day. If you're arriving on a cruise ship and hoping to make it back before departure time, then these tours are not recommended.

Which city is cheaper, Livorno or Lucca?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lucca is €85, while the average daily cost in Livorno is €108. 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 Lucca and Livorno in more detail.


The average price for accommodation for two people in Lucca is €98. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

The prices for places to stay in Livorno can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €60, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €120.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lucca 49
    Livorno 60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lucca 98
    Livorno 120


In Lucca travelers spend around €33 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

The price of a meal in Livorno can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €34 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €14 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Lucca 33
    Livorno 34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lucca

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

  • Pizza Making 2Italia: $65
  • Wine and Food Tour in the Lucca Countryside in small group: $98
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Lucca with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Lucca: $111
  • Cooking Class in Lucca's Historic Center: $112
  • Private Lucca - Flavours of Lucca Morning Food Tour Including Authentic Local Treats: $119
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Lucca: $162
  • Private Lucca - Afternoon Bike and Food Tour with Local Guide: $162
  • Private pasta-making class at a local's home with with lunch or dinner in Lucca: $180
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Lucca: $180
  • Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Lucca: $180
  • Local market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Lucca: $267

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Livorno

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

  • Shore Excursion from Livorno Truffle Hunting, Cooking Class & Chianti Wine Tour: $584
  • Livorno Private Shore Excursion: Food tour of Florence: $1,154

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €3.43 per day to get around in Lucca.

Livorno'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 €19 per person, per day on transportation in Livorno.

  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lucca 3.43
    Livorno 19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lucca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lucca:

  • Direct Transfer from your Hotel in LUCCA to your Hotel in ROME: $1,138
  • TRANSFER TOUR Lucca to Florence with a wine-tasting tour in CHIANTI: $647
  • Private Transfer from Lucca to Bologna (BLQ) Airport: $613
  • Private Transfer: Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Lucca or vice versa: $520
  • Private Transfer: Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Lucca or vice versa: $519
  • Private Transfer: Civitavecchia Port to Lucca or vice versa: $502
  • Private Transfer from Lucca to Firenze (FLR) Airport: $394
  • Wind Cave tour with private transfer: $205
  • Private Transfer from Lucca to Pisa (PSA) Airport: $118

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Livorno

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

  • Accessible Transfer Service for wheelchair users in Livorno Port: $417
  • From Bus Transfer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa: $20
  • Livorno Arrival Transfer: Cruise Port to Central Florence: $184
  • Livorno Port to Florence Fast Roundtrip Transfers: $831
  • Livorno Shore Excursion: Livorno Cruise Port to Florence Round-trip Private Transfers: $355
  • Livorno to Florence and Pisa Private Roundtrip Transfers: $913
  • Private Transfer from Livorno Port to Florence Airport, Train Station, Centre: $307
  • Private Transfer from Livorno Porto to Firenze (FLR) Airport: $444
  • Private Transfer from Livorno to Bologna (BLQ) Airport: $718
  • Private Transfer from Livorno to Firenze (FLR) Airport: $442
  • Private Transfer from Livorno to Pisa (PSA) Airport: $118
  • Private Transfer from Livorno to Rimini (RMI) Airport: $1,291

Is it cheaper to fly into Lucca or Livorno?

Prices for flights to both Livorno and Lucca 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.


Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €4.54 per person, per day in Lucca. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Livorno can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €21 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lucca 4.54
    Livorno 21

Tours and Activities in Lucca

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

  • 2 wineries Small Group tour: Chianti and Supertuscan from Lucca: $136
  • 2-Hours Relax Walking Tour Through Lucca: $149
  • Chianti Wine and Vinci half day Small Group Tour from Lucca: $136
  • Chianti and Supertuscan tour 3 Wineries with ligh lunch 8 people max more personal: $216
  • Cinque Terre Private Tour from Lucca: $1,095
  • Cinque Terre Small Group tour from Lucca: $220
  • Cinque Terre Tour Small Group Tour from Lucca: $185
  • Enjoyable music tour of the historical city of Lucca: $21
  • Flavors of Lucca Small Group Tour with Food Tasting and Wine: $81
  • Florence and Chianti experience Tour from Lucca Including Wine: $160
  • Food Market Tour And Workshop With a Cesarina in Lucca: $193
  • Food Walking Tour 2Italia: $107

Tours and Activities in Livorno

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Livorno.

  • Livorno Shore Excursion: Livorno City Hop-on Hop-off Tour: $16
  • Private Walking Tour of Livorno with Guide: $56
  • Livorno Food and Market Tour: $95
  • Shore Excursion from Livorno Port: Tour of Pisa and Florence: $114
  • Florence Skip The Line Leonardo Da Vinci Museum Tickets & City sightseeing Tour: $132
  • Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence in One Day Sightseeing Tour: $154
  • Cinque Terre Small Group Tour from Livorno: $167
  • Semi-Private Exclusive Pisa and Florence Sightseeing no more than 8 passengers: $171
  • Shore Excursion: The Italian Connection - Livorno, Rome & Naples Cruise Tours: $186
  • FLORENCE & PISA Private Excursion from Livorno Cruise Terminal (8 hrs): $224
  • Small-Group Tour of Florence and Pisa from Port of Livorno: $280
  • Livorno private walking tour with a local guide: $336


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

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Livorno, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €19.

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lucca 10
    Livorno 19

Sample the Local Flavors in Lucca

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

  • Half-Day Wine Tour in the Tuscan Hills Small Group from Lucca: $95
  • Private Wine Tasting Experience in Lucca with Traditional Tuscan Lunch: $131
  • Private and exclusive wine tour in the beautiful hills of Lucca. Wine tasting.: $187
  • Lucca wine tour: $255

Sample the Local Flavors in Livorno

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

  • Wine Tasting & Tuscany Countryside including San Gimignano & Volterra: $177
  • EXCLUSIVE Excursion Wine Tour in Chianti & Siena (from Livorno Port): $199
  • Livorno Seafront Promenade with Wine Tasting: $203
  • Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included: $280
  • Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included: $280
  • Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included: $280
  • Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included: $280
  • Florence and Pisa from Livorno Cruise Port Shore Excursion Wine Tasting Included: $280
  • Shore Excursion from Chocolate Valley, Pisa & Wine Tour in Tuscany: $491
  • Shore Excursion from Livorno to Chianti area with Wine Tasting & Lunch: $493
  • Shore Excursion from Chocolate & Truffle Valley, Pisa & Wine Tour.: $624
  • Pisa Full Day plus Wine Tasting from Livorno Port: $684

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

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