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Lombardy, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Lombardy?

You should plan to spend around $184 (€169) per day on your vacation in Lombardy. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $46 (€42) on meals
  • $39 (€36) on local transportation
  • $201 (€185) on hotels

A one week trip to Lombardy for two people costs, on average, $2,569 (€2,363). 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 Lombardy cost?

A one week trip to Lombardy usually costs around $1,285 (€1,182) for one person and $2,569 (€2,363) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Lombardy on average costs around $2,569 (€2,363) for one person and $5,138 (€4,727) 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 Lombardy will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Lombardy on average costs around $5,505 (€5,064) for one person and $11,011 (€10,128) 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 Lombardy 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 Lombardy expensive to visit?

Prices in Lombardy 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, Lombardy is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 185 ($201)
Local Transportation 1 36 ($39)
Food 2 42 ($46)
Entertainment 1 29 ($32)
Tips and Handouts 1 1 - 4 ($1 - 4)
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps 1 41 - 122 ($44 - 132)
Alcohol 2 11 - 34 ($12 - 36)
Accommodation Budget in Lombardy
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Lombardy is $101 (€93). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Lombardy is $201 (€185). 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 Lombardy

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Transportation Budget in Lombardy
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Lombardy is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $39 (€36) per person, per day, on local transportation in Lombardy.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Lombardy
How much does it cost to go to Lombardy? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Lombardy
The price of renting a car in Lombardy will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Lombardy
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Lombardy can vary, the average cost of food in Lombardy is $46 (€42) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Lombardy should cost around $18 (€17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lombardy is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Lombardy
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  • Entertainment and activities in Lombardy typically cost an average of $32 (€29) 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.

Tips and Handouts Budget in Lombardy
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Lombardy is $2.97 (€2.73) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Lombardy is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Lombardy
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Lombardy is $88 (€81), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Lombardy
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  • The average person spends about $24 (€22) on alcoholic beverages in Lombardy per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Lombardy
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  • On average, people spend $7.24 (€6.66) on bottled water in Lombardy per day. The public water in Lombardy is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Lombardy On a Budget
Lombardy Varenna Village, Lake Como, Italy
As the fertile surrounding mountains turn from vibrant green to a mystic blue as the sun wanes, the only lights that remain are that from the ancient Italian architecture that glisten brightly on the glassy Lake Como. Though darkness surrounds the region, Lombardy, Italy glows a golden radiance that cannot be extinguished. Located in Northern Italy, Lombardy is one of Italy's largest regions and shares its border with neighbor Switzerland. The region is known for its capital Milan that is a fishbowl of fashion and art with its haute couture boutiques and exquisite galleries that feature works of the most widely acclaimed Italian artists. Like much of Italy, Lombardy is simply teeming with an extensive, unique history that has fascinated millions for centuries. Sforza Castle, Milan Cathedral, Santa Maria delle Grazie-Lombardy is nearly a timecapsule of ancient relics and treasures. Besides its profound history, Lombardy also furnishes its visitors with a wide array restaurants, bars, clubs, malls, and beaches to ensure that you not only relish the past but enjoy the present as well! Whether you are looking to bathe underneath the warm Italian sun on the shores of Lake Garda or marvel at the artistic specimens on display in Pinacoteca di Brera, life is leisure when you are in Lombardy!
A national landmark that simply cannot be missed is none other than the Milan Cathedral, or the Duomo di Milano. Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo began the construction of the Milan Cathedral in 1386, tailoring its rayonnant late Gothic style to be more reminiscent to the cathedrals of France rather than Italy. The construction continued for generations, allowing for an exceptionally large and elaborate cathedral to take fruition and simply amaze the world. The cathedral was mostly finished in in the 1880s; however, it still undergoes major renovations to this day. The Milan Cathedral is the second largest Catholic cathedral in the world, about 157 meters in length and fitting 40,000 people comfortably within. The Milan Cathedral also consists of a museum, terraces, multiple churches, and a baptistery. Due to the many sights and services provided by the Milan Cathedral, hours and prices for admission vary widely, so it is best to consult the Milan Cathedral's website. Moreover, be sure to also familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the cathedral out of respect for this sacred spectacle. Admire the art and architecture of Lombardy at the Milan Cathedral!

Nearly a shadow amidst the towering Rhaetian Alps, Lake Como, or Lago di Como, is one of the most breathtaking lakes found throughout Europe. Once a refuge for Lombard kings from invaders on Isola Comacina, Lake Como now harbors a cluster of towns where visitors can delight in exquisite malls and tasty eateries. Measuring about 120 kilometers, Lake Como acquires a distinct shape, forming an upside-down letter Y. Whether you seek to climb the mountains starting from Menaggio for a brisk jog or engage in a lively expedition of water skiing, there is plenty to do in the region of Lake Como. Plenty of off the beaten path destinations in Italy can be found in this region. Boat trips are highly recommended as you get to explore the expanse of the lake as well as a stop at some of the most popular tourist towns like Bellagio, Menaggio, and Varenna. The views of Lake Como are simply amazing and is well worth a trip.
Food and Dining
Refined, elegant, sophisticated-restaurant Da Vittorio acquires a unique flair in dining that cannot be duplicated. Established in 1966 by Vittorio Cerea and his wife Bruna, the restaurant is located just below the start of the Bergamo Alps and the Italian lakes in the city of Bergamo. Da Vittorio became well known due to its riskily creative fish dishes during a time where meat was the predominant staple of Italian cuisine. Just as the Cerea family grew, the popularity of Da Vittorio grew as well. Presently, the restaurant offers a special menu ‘in the tradition of Vittorio' to celebrate its renowned seafood dishes. Besides its restaurant, Da Vittorio also offers catering, banquet halls, and cooking demonstrations for the public. Some of Da Vittorio's meals include raw "damare" fish and shellfish, crab bisque, spit-roasted lobster and oyster nage, "hourglass" white sea bass, and grilled fantasy of prawns.

If you are looking to explore the expanse of the Lombardy region, most seasoned travelers suggest renting a car. This will allow you the convenience to travel at your own pace and to your own destinations.

However, if you are looking to remain within the borders of major metropolitan areas of Lombardy like Milan, public transportation is the best way to go. Milan as well as other cities are known for its excellent, on-time public transportation service. However, if you are looking to enjoy the view of Lombardy, many take the tram instead as views of the landscape are often missed when taking the subway. However, be weary that the tram often runs behind schedule and continually gets caught in traffic.

Via Italy's very efficient rail network, major cities in Lombardy, including Milan, connect to Rome, Venice, Florence, and other major cities throughout Italy.

Have a lovely time in Lombardy!


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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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