A Travel Price Comparison for Italy Rome vs. Genoa for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Rome or Genoa?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Rome and Genoa can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Rome or Genoa?

Rome

Rome is the capital and largest city in Italy. It is also a common entry point for most visitors flying into the country. Rome has been a center of power, culture, and religion for the last millenium, making it one of the most famous and popular destinations in not only Europe, but the world. The influence of the Roman Empire can be seen across continents.

Genoa

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.

Which city is cheaper, Genoa or Rome?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Rome is €131, while the average daily cost in Genoa is €120. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Rome and Genoa in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rome 67
    Genoa 71
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rome 134
    Genoa 142
Compare Hotels in Rome and Genoa

Looking for a hotel in Rome or Genoa? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Rome


Hotels in Genoa


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Rome Hotel Prices and Genoa Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rome 17
    Genoa 6.95
Typical Local Transportation prices in Rome

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Rome:


  • Metro Ride (for Two)
    2.00
  • Train to the Airport
    15
  • Taxi to Airport
    45
  • Bicycle Rental (Full Day)
    10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rome

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Rome:

  • Private Transfer by Mercedes and private boat from Rome to Capri all included: $1,991
  • Private Transfer by Mercedes and private boat from Rome to Capri: $1,991
  • Private Transfer from Roma to Bologna (BLQ) Airport: $1,466
  • Transfer From Rome To Amalfi Coast Via Pompei: $1,365
  • Private Transfer from Roma to Rimini (RMI) Airport: $1,291
  • Assisi & Orvieto, one day, private transfer: $1,244
  • Direct Transfer from your Hotel in ROME to your Hotel in LUCCA: $1,138
  • Private Transfer from Roma to Firenze (FLR) Airport: $1,132
  • Private Transfer by luxury Mercedes and private boat from Rome to Capri: $1,120
  • Private Transfer from Rome to Florence: stops in Orvieto, Siena & Monteriggioni: $1,058
  • Private Transfer from Roma to Pisa (PSA) Airport: $1,043
  • Private Transfer From Rome Apt To Positano: $1,023

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Genoa

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

  • Arrival Private Transfer La Spezia to Genoa by Business or Luxury Vehicle: $228
  • Cinque Terre from Private Roundtrip Transfer & Local Driver Disposal: $422
  • Departure Private Transfer Genoa to La Spezia by Business or Luxury Vehicle: $228
  • Genoa - Malpensa Milan Airport (MXP) / Private Departure Car Transfer: $261
  • Genoa - Malpensa Milan Airport (MXP) / Private Departure Van Transfer: $157
  • Genoa - Santa Margerita Ligure / Private Car Transfer: $100
  • Genoa - Santa Margerita Ligure / Private Van Transfer: $56
  • Genoa Airport Transfers : Genoa Airport GOA to Genoa City in Business Car: $71
  • Genoa Airport Transfers : Genoa Airport GOA to Genoa City in Minivan: $75
  • Genoa Private Transfers : Genoa Cruise Port to Genoa City in Business Car: $71
  • Genoa Transfer: Cruise Port to Genoa or Riviera Hotel: $58
  • Genoa Transfer: Riviera or Genoa Hotel to Cruise Port: $58

Is it cheaper to fly into Rome or Genoa?

Prices for flights to both Genoa and Rome 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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Rome 37
    Genoa 41
Typical Food prices in Rome

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


  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    14
  • 4 Ice Cream Sandwiches
    2.99
  • Cafe e doce
    4.00
  • Pizza (Fast Food)
    2.65
  • Sitdown Lunch (for Two)
    32
  • Cheese and bread
    10
  • Espresso
    2.00
  • Dinner
    58

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rome

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

  • Tours from Home: Pizza Cooking Class with Italian Chefs: $15
  • Interactive Cooking Experiences with Renowned Chefs All Over the World (in EST): $22
  • Live from Tagliatelle & Chicken Fricassee Online Cooking Class: $23
  • Virtual Cooking Class: Carbonara, Amatriciana, Pesto & "pasta al dente": $40
  • Street Food Tour with Local Guide: $48
  • Private Italian dinner in Rome with a selection of local wines: $51
  • Bitemojo Self Guided Food Tour Artisian Rome: $55
  • Make Your Own Pizza Cooking Class & Dinner: $56
  • 1h Pizza Crash Course with a Chef in Rome: $61
  • 1-Hour Rome Pizza Cooking Class with Dinner: $61
  • Ravioli and Meatballs Cooking Class: $61
  • Pasta & Tiramisu Workshop with Dinner: $61

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: $93
  • Small-group Street food tour in Genoa: $111
  • Italian Aperitivo Food Tour with a local in Genoa: $131
  • Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home: $158
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Genoa: $162
  • Genoa Private Home Cooking Class: $164
  • Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Genoa: $180
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Genoa: $180
  • Local Market Visit and Private Cooking Class in Genoa: $267

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Rome 29
    Genoa 16
Typical Entertainment prices in Rome

Here are a few typical costs in Rome for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Rome Museum Vaticano (for 2)
    69
  • Coliseum Tickets (for Two)
    33
  • Roma Pass
    30
  • Hop on Hop Off Bus (All Day)
    20
  • Segway Tour
    75

Tours and Activities in Rome

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

  • 1 Day in 10 Iconic Sights, Luxury Car, Skip the line, Lunch, 100% Private: $785
  • 1 hour Little Ancient Tour of Rome by Mini Vintage Cabriolet with Cappuccino: $156
  • 10-Night Italy Tour: Rome, Florence, Venice and Sorrento: $1,661
  • 2 Days Full Train Tour in Florence and Venice: $1,358
  • 2 Hour Private Tour Rome by Night by Car with an English speaking driver: $299
  • 2 in 1 Entire Vatican Tour & Fast Track Colosseum Ticket: $144
  • 2-Day Best of Rome and Vatican - Luxury Private Tour: $964
  • 2-Day Rome Highlights and Tivoli Private Tour with Pick Up: $1,369
  • 2-Day Venice trip from Rome - private tour: $908
  • 2.5-Hour Private Rome Catacombs Family Tour: $333
  • 2.5-Hours Illuminated Rome by Night Private Walking Tour: $280
  • 3 Hours Rome E-Bike Tour with the entrance to the Baths of Caracalla: $47

Tours and Activities in Genoa

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

  • Guided Walking Tour: $17
  • Hop-on Hop-off Tour 24 or 48-Hour Ticket: $22
  • Aquarium and Andy Warhol Exhibition Combined Ticket: $33
  • Private Tour with a Local: $40
  • Dining Experience at a Local's Home: $96
  • From Full-Day Tour of Genoa and Portofino: $101
  • Dining Experience at a local's Home in Genoa: $106
  • Small Group Market tour and Dining Experience at a Cesarina's home in Genoa: $136
  • Exclusive Historic Shops Tour in Genoa: $143
  • Your first time in Genoa - private tour: $152
  • Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Genoa with official tour guide: $167
  • Local Market Tour and Dining experience at a local's home in Genoa: $173

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Rome 15
    Genoa 8.29
Typical Alcohol prices in Rome

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Rome:


  • Bottle of Wine
    6.50
  • Pint of Beer
    6.34
  • Beer
    10

Sample the Local Flavors in Rome

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

  • From Food & Wine Tasting in a Medieval Cellar: $51
  • E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting: $67
  • Private Rome Food & Wine Tour with Aperitif on Private Roof Top Terrance: $100
  • Wine Tour Experience from Rome factory Giglio: $123
  • Lunch, Diner and wine tasting in a shaby chic italian restaurant in Rome: $135
  • From Frascati 3-Hour Private Wine Tasting Tour: $147
  • Wine Tasting in Frascati from Rome: $160
  • Frascati 3-Hour Wine Tasting PrivateTour: $183
  • Rome Countryside Vineyards and Wine Tasting - Private Tour: $185
  • Rome Countryside Vineyards and Wine Tasting - Private Tour: $187
  • Private 3.5-Hour Castelli Romani Wine Tasting Tour from Rome: $191
  • Rome By Night & Wine Tasting: $195

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: $943


When comparing the travel costs between Rome and Genoa, we can see that Rome is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Rome or Genoa?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Rome or Genoa in the Summer?

Both Genoa and Rome during the summer are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Rome for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Rome is around the same temperature as Genoa in the summer. The temperature in Rome is usually 25°C (77°F) in July, and Genoa stays around 25°C (76°F).

In Genoa, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Rome. In the summer, Rome often gets more sunshine than Genoa. Rome gets 338 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Genoa receives 295 hours of full sun.

Rome usually gets more rain in July than Genoa. Rome gets 19 mm (0.7 in) of rain, while Genoa receives 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Rome 25°C (77°F) 
    Genoa 25°C (76°F)

Should I visit Rome or Genoa in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Rome and Genoa. The autumn months attract visitors to Rome because of the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Rome is around the same temperature as Genoa. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Rome in October are around 17°C (63°F), and Genoa is about 19°C (66°F).

Rome usually receives more sunshine than Genoa during autumn. Rome gets 198 hours of sunny skies, while Genoa receives 183 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Rome usually receives around the same amount of rain as Genoa. Rome gets 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Genoa receives 97 mm (3.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Rome 17°C (63°F) 
    Genoa 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Rome or Genoa in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Rome as well as Genoa. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Rome this time of year.

In January, Rome is generally cooler than Genoa. Temperatures in Rome average around 8°C (47°F), and Genoa stays around 11°C (51°F).

In the winter, Rome often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Genoa. Rome gets 127 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Genoa receives 127 hours of full sun.

Rome usually gets more rain in January than Genoa. Rome gets 81 mm (3.2 in) of rain, while Genoa receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Rome 8°C (47°F) 
    Genoa 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Rome or Genoa in the Spring?

Both Genoa and Rome are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Rome for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

Rome is around the same temperature as Genoa in the spring. The temperature in Rome is usually 14°C (57°F) in April, and Genoa stays around 15°C (58°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Rome. Rome usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Genoa during spring. Rome gets 204 hours of sunny skies, while Genoa receives 198 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Rome usually receives less rain than Genoa. Rome gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Genoa receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Rome 14°C (57°F) 
    Genoa 15°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Genoa and Rome

Rome Genoa
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 8°C (47°F) 81 mm (3.2 in) 11°C (51°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Feb 9°C (49°F) 76 mm (3 in) 11°C (51°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Mar 11°C (52°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 12°C (54°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Apr 14°C (57°F) 50 mm (2 in) 15°C (58°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 42 mm (1.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Jun 22°C (71°F) 21 mm (0.8 in) 21°C (71°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 25°C (76°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Sep 22°C (71°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Oct 17°C (63°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 19°C (66°F) 97 mm (3.8 in)
Nov 12°C (54°F) 105 mm (4.1 in) 14°C (58°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 9°C (49°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)


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