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Catania, Sicily, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Catania?

You should plan to spend around $131 (€120) per day on your vacation in Catania. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $44 (€41) on meals
  • $22 (€20) on local transportation
  • $140 (€129) on hotels

A one week trip to Catania for two people costs, on average, $1,830 (€1,684). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Catania cost?

A one week trip to Catania usually costs around $915 (€842) for one person and $1,830 (€1,684) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Catania on average costs around $1,830 (€1,684) for one person and $3,661 (€3,367) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Catania will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Catania on average costs around $3,922 (€3,608) for one person and $7,845 (€7,216) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Catania has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Catania expensive to visit?

Prices in Catania are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Catania is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Cagliari or Frankfurt.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Catania Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Catania?

The average Catania trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Catania travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 129 ($140)
Local Transportation 1 20 ($22)
Food 2 41 ($44)
Entertainment 1 19 ($21)
Alcohol 2 9 - 27 ($10 - 29)
Accommodation Budget in Catania
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Catania is $70 (€65). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Catania is $140 (€129). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Catania

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Catania based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $63. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Catania
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Catania is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (€20) per person, per day, on local transportation in Catania.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Catania
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Food Budget in Catania
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Catania can vary, the average cost of food in Catania is $44 (€41) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Catania should cost around $18 (€16) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Catania is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Catania
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Catania typically cost an average of $21 (€19) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Catania
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $20 (€18) on alcoholic beverages in Catania per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Catania On a Budget
Catania Catania and Mt. Etna
Located on the east coast of Sicily, Catania is at the base of Mount Etna, which is the largest volcano in Europe. It's also the island's second largest city and a major transportation center for the area. With almost one million residents in the metropolitan area, the city serves as an important economic base and university town for Sicily. It's a vibrant city with a young population, a lively downtown, and an excellent nightlife. The city has an abundance of Sicilian Baroque architecture and the downtown area, where much of it is this architecture is concentrated, has been declared a World Heritage Site.

The city dates back about 2700 years and has been ruled by a variety of cultures including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and Spanish. The city's large port made it a rich commercial center and beginning in the 1970's it began to thrive and grow economically as well. Despite it's significant growth, the old 17th century downtown area remains at the center of daily life.

The city's location at the foot of the biggest active volcano in Europe leaves it vulnerable to natural disaster. It has been destroyed many times in the past, and much of it's architecture has been rebuilt in a diversity of styles over the years. There are also many abandoned houses, particularly near the mountains.
There are many interesting sights in Catania. The baroque Piazza del Duomo is beautiful and where you will find the Elephant Fountain, which is the symbol of the city. Next to the piazza is the Norman Cathedral which is worth a visit. From there you can explore many food and fish markets that are lively and fun to get lost in. They also offer a glimpse into local culture. Via Etnea is the city's main shopping street, but it is also lined with many beautiful churches and impressive architecture. Piazza Stesicoro has some ruins for a Roman Amphitheater and also has the entry point to the main market. Teatro Massimo is a 19th century opera house that is a popular meeting point for young, local residents. Other sights include Castello Ursino, the Gree/Roman Theatre, Palazzo Bisari, the Villa Bellini, the Benedictine Monastery and the unfinished church of San Nicolo.
The city is divided into ten administrative areas. The ten areas are Centro, Ognina-Picanello, Borgo-Sanzio, Barriera-Canalicchio, San Giovanni Galermo, Trappeto-Cibali, Monte Po-Nesima, San Leone-Rapisardi, San Giorgio-Librino, and San Giuseppe La Rena-Zia Lisa.

There are many different activities and festivals around town. St. Agata Festival is a three day long religious event that is dedicated to the Patron Saint of Catania. It is held the first week of February and can draw large crowds to the city in excess of 100,000 people. There are many firework displays, parades and street vendors set up. If you hope to be in town during this event then you need to book well in advance.

Another popular activity is to take a tour of Mount Etna. There are plenty of tour companies around town and they all generally have comparable rates. You can also make arrangements through most hotels and hostels.
Food and Dining
You can enjoy some local food specialties at many of the great restaurants around town. Arancino is a rice croquette stuffed with a meat and tomato sauce filling. There are also some great fish dishes as well as the popular dish, pasta alla norma, which is made with macaroni and topped with tomato sauce and fried eggplant as well as basil and ricotta. Another unique option is horse meat, which the area is famous for. It's possible to find it in areas around the "Benedictine Monastery".

Popular breakfast dishes include "Granita" which is an almond or black mulberry sorbet that is served with a sweet round loaf called brioscia. It's particularly common during the warm summer months.

Cold paninis are common around town. You can choose whatever fillings you want. Popular options are proscuitto cotto/crudo and cheese. These are cheap sandwiches that make a good, quick meal or snack. Most shops close between the hours of 1 pm and 4 pm as well as Sunday afternoons. Other fast food options include tavola calda (or "hot bite") that is made with cheese and meat and then fried or baked.

You can arrive in Catania by bus, train, ferry or plane. The airport has both scheduled and chartered flights that travel throughout Italy and Europe. It is a half hour from the airport into the city by bus. Intercity buses connect Catania with Taormina, Messina, Enna, Caltanissetta, Ragusa and Syracuse. There are trains that run along the east coast to Taormina and Messina. Some trains continue on to Naples and Rome. It's also possible to catch buses to Enna, Palermo and Syracuse. You can also catch a ferry to mainland Italy.

If you're exploring the downtown area, it's easiest to just walk. While there is a metro line, you'll often find yourself frustrated with the long queues. Also watch out for pickpockets if you're on or around the public transit system, as they can be anywhere. If you want to head up Mount Etna, there's a private train line called Circumetnea that you can pick up at the Borgo metro station. From Rifugio Sapienza you can reach the top of the mountain and return to Catania all in one day.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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