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

Should you visit Volterra or Livorno?

Should I visit Volterra or Livorno? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.


Located in Tuscany, Volterra has an interesting history and impressive sights for travelers who want to see more of the Tuscan region than the popular city of Florence. The town was originally a Neolithic settlement and is believed to have been continuously inhabited since the end of the 8th century BC. It was a bishop's residence during the 5th century and then an episcopal power during the 12th century. It was later conquered by the Florentines but opposition to their rule led to much rebellion.


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 Volterra?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Volterra is €81, 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 Volterra and Livorno in more detail.


If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €48. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Volterra the cost is €96 on average.

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
    Volterra 48
    Livorno 60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Volterra 96
    Livorno 120


Food in Volterra costs travelers about €29 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.

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
    Volterra 29
    Livorno 34

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

The cost of a taxi ride in Volterra is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €3.43 per person, per day, on local transportation in Volterra.

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.
    Volterra 3.43
    Livorno 19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Volterra

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Volterra:

  • Private Transfer: Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Volterra or vice versa: $444
  • Private Transfer: Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Volterra or vice vesa: $426
  • Private Transfer: Civitavecchia Port to Volterra or vice versa: $424
  • Private Transfer from Volterra to Pisa (PSA) Airport: $261

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 Volterra or Livorno?

Prices for flights to both Livorno and Volterra 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 and activities in Volterra typically cost an average of €9.14 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

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.
    Volterra 9.14
    Livorno 21

Tours and Activities in Volterra

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

  • Hidden Tuscany Tour : Villages, Wine, Food, Hills and Coast: $970
  • Pisa, Volterra and Bolgheri Private Tour from Livorno: $1,095
  • San Gimignano & Wine Private Tour from Livorno: $1,293
  • Volterra and San Gimignano Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers: $878

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 Volterra may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €13 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
    Volterra 13
    Livorno 19

Sample the Local Flavors in Volterra

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Volterra:

  • Tuscany countryside from Livorno: Private Volterra, San Gimignano & Wine Tasting: $408
  • Bolgheri & Volterra Private Wine Tour from Livorno: $1,219

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 Volterra and Livorno, we can see that Livorno is more expensive. And not only is Volterra much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Volterra would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Volterra 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 Volterra.

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