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Florence, Tuscany, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Florence?

You should plan to spend around $166 (€154) per day on your vacation in Florence. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $39 (€36) on meals
  • $24 (€22) on local transportation
  • $187 (€174) on hotels

A one week trip to Florence for two people costs, on average, $2,320 (€2,153). 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
    $166
    154
  • One Week Per person
    $1,160
    1,076
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,320
    2,153
  • One Month Per person
    $4,972
    4,613
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,320
    2,153
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,641
    4,305
  • One Month For a couple
    $9,944
    9,226
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Florence cost?

A one week trip to Florence usually costs around $1,160 (€1,076) for one person and $2,320 (€2,153) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Florence on average costs around $2,320 (€2,153) for one person and $4,641 (€4,305) 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 Florence will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Florence on average costs around $4,972 (€4,613) for one person and $9,944 (€9,226) 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 Florence 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 Florence expensive to visit?

Prices in Florence 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, Florence is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Newcastle upon Tyne or Baden-Baden.

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

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 174 ($187)
Local Transportation 1 22 ($24)
Food 2 36 ($39)
Entertainment 1 30 ($32)
Tips and Handouts 1 3 - 8 ($3 - 8)
Alcohol 2 9 - 28 ($10 - 30)
Accommodation Budget in Florence
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Florence is $94 (€87). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Florence is $187 (€174). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $94
    87
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $187
    174

Hotel Prices in Florence

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Florence based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $118. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Florence
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Florence is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $24 (€22) per person, per day, on local transportation in Florence.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $24
    22

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Florence?

Typical prices for Transportation in Florence are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Florence, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Taxi Ride Within City
    8.00
  • Taxi from Airport
    25
  • In City Parking (Full Day)
    30
  • Bus Pass (Full Day)
    5.00
  • Bus From Airport
    5.00


Food Budget in Florence
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Florence can vary, the average cost of food in Florence is $39 (€36) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Florence should cost around $15 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Florence is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $39
    36

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What did other people spend on Food in Florence?

Typical prices for Food in Florence are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Florence, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Panini Sandwich
    6.50
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    17


Entertainment Budget in Florence
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Florence typically cost an average of $32 (€30) 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.
    $32
    30

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Florence?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Florence are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Florence, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Admission to Uffizi
    11
  • Phone Booking Fee for Uffizi
    4.00
  • Firenze Card (for Two)
    100
  • Audioguides at Uffizi (for Two)
    20
  • Giotto's Tower Entrance Fee
    6.00
  • Boboli Gardens Entrance Fee
    7.00


Tips and Handouts Budget in Florence
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Florence is $5.65 (€5.24) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Florence is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $5.65
    5.24


Alcohol Budget in Florence
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

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


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $20
    18

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What did other people spend on Alcohol in Florence?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Florence are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Florence, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Glass of Chianti
    4.20
  • Bottle of Wine
    7.50


Water Budget in Florence
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $7.09 (€6.58) on bottled water in Florence per day. The public water in Florence is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $7.09
    6.58


Last Updated: Nov 29, 2023
Florence On a Budget
Florence Florence
Florence is the capital of Tuscany and one of the most well known cities in Italy for its art and cultural scenes. The city is rooted in history and you can see this in the architecture, statues, gardens, and art that are everywhere around town. This city truly is a living museum. You should allow yourself at least a couple of days to explore Florence and if you can afford more, it is well worth the time. In particular, if art history is your passion then you will need a week or more to satisfy your interest as the museums and architecturally impressive buildings throughout the city are endless.
Sights
The sights in Florence are endless and creating a full list is virtually impossible. You can walk around the city and see art and architecture at every corner. The city's most famous museum is the Uffizi, and one of its most well known landmarks is the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Along the bridge, which crosses the Arno River, you'll find shops selling everything. You can spend an afternoon in the Boboli Gardens, which has sculptures and extensive landscaping. Before you leave the city, you have to climb to the top of the Duomo, and then finish the evening with a nice cup of delicious gelato. All of these things are not to be missed if you only have 1 day in Florence!

The Duomo is unmissable, as it dominates the skyline and sits right in the center. It's a must see. You can enter the church quite easily, but if you want to go to the top of the dome or up the tower, you'll need a ticket. You can read how to get tickets to the Duomo here.

The Ponte Vecchio is the famous bridge with shops crossing the river. After strolling over it, head southeast and up the hill to Giardino Bardini where you'll find nice views overlooking the city. From here you can see the bridge, the Duomo, and many other sights of the gorgeous Florence skyline.

But don't simply check the main sights off of a list. Find the smaller museums, the simple galleries, or the unassuming architecture and appreciate Florence for everything that it has to offer. Even if you're short on time spend an afternoon getting lost in the city and being surprised by what your find.
Neighborhoods
Florence can be divided into several different neighborhoods. Around the Duomo you'll find the most central neighborhood. The Duomo is about halfway between the churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce. It is also about halfway between the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio in the south and San Marco and the Accademia (where you'll find Michelangelo's "David") in the north. This area is also where you'll find the most hotels which range in quality and price.

Piazza della Signoria is where you'll find many museums including the Uffizi Gallery and the Bargello sculpture collection. San Lorenzo and the Mercato Centrale is the area between the train station and the Duomo and Piazza Santa Trinita is the main shopping area in Florence. Other notable neighborhoods include Santa Maria Novella, San Marco & Santissima Annunsiata, Santa Croce, and the Oltrarno, San Niccolo & San Frediano.

Activities
As a major tourist destination there are countless tours you can take of Florence. They focus on almost any angle of the city so if you're interested in an organized tour you won't have much trouble finding one.

Other activities around the city include seeing the street performers near the Uffizi, wandering through the Boboli Gardens, and excursions that take you outside of the city into the countryside for wine tastings, day trips to Pisa or other Tuscan villages, or even bike rides through the countryside.
Food and Dining
Food in Florence lives up to its reputation. You'll find excellent dining options for every budget, but you'll be most impressed if you head outside of the main toursity areas and figure out where the Italians eat. In particular, avoid eating in Mercato di San Lorenzo and head instead to the Santa Croce district. Also take note that prices are different for dining in versus take away. There is a fee to sit down, so don't buy your food at the to go booth and expect to grab a table. It's best to confirm this price in advance.

If you've arrived in Florence with some jetlag, it is important to realize that most restaurants do not open for dinner until late in the evening. You may find yourself quite hungry if you don't grab a bite to eat in a shop or market. Plan ahead so you don't find yourself frustrated, although, rest assured, the food is well worth the wait.

Transportation
Florence is easily one of the most popular destinations in Italy. It's easy to hop on a train in Rome and be in Florence in a couple of hours. Do ensure that you're on an express train, as local trains tend to stop frequently and be painfully slow. They do, however, allow you glimpses of the small towns that are spread throughout Tuscany.

Once you're in the city it's easy, and quite enjoyable to walk everywhere. In fact, the best way to soak up Florence is on foot, because its treasures are in its details. There is a descent bus system for when your legs get tired. One tram line also runs through the city. It runs about 7.5 kilometers and connects Santa Maria Novella train station to the southwestern suburb of Scandicci stopping about 14 times along the way.
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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.