Travel Budget for Florence

Tuscany, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Florence?

How much money will you need for your trip to Florence? You should plan to spend around €116 ($130) per day on your vacation in Florence, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €24 ($27) on meals for one day and €19 ($21) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Florence for a couple is €135 ($152). So, a trip to Florence for two people for one week costs on average €1,623 ($1,821). 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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A vacation to Florence for one week usually costs around €812 for one person. So, a trip to Florence for two people costs around €1,623 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €3,246 in Florence. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Florence?

How much does a trip to Florence cost? Is Florence expensive? The average Florence trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Florence prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Florence can vary, the average cost of food in Florence is €24 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Florence should cost around €10 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.

The cost of a taxi ride in Florence is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €19 per person, per day, on local transportation in Florence.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2020
Flights to Florence

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How much money do I need for Florence?

Typical travel prices in Florence are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Florence. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Florence can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Taxi Ride Within City
  • Museum Galileo Entrance Fee
  • Laundry
  • Taxi from Airport
  • In City Parking (Full Day)
  • Bus Pass (Full Day)
  • Admission to Uffizi
  • Phone Booking Fee for Uffizi
  • Panini Sandwich
  • Glass of Chianti
  • Firenze Card (for Two)
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
  • Audioguides at Uffizi (for Two)
  • Bottle of Wine
  • Bus From Airport
  • Giotto's Tower Entrance Fee
Typical tour prices for Florence

How much do tours to Florence cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    10 days
    $ 1265
  • Weekend in Italy Italian specialists
    1 days
    $ 35
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    8 days
    $ 1235
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 1170
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Florence On a Budget
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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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
Food and Dining
Food in Florence lives up to its reputation. You'll find excellent 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.

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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.

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