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Messina, Sicily, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Messina?

You should plan to spend around $128 (€118) per day on your vacation in Messina. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $40 (€37) on meals
  • $24 (€22) on local transportation
  • $141 (€130) on hotels

A one week trip to Messina for two people costs, on average, $1,795 (€1,659). 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 Messina cost?

A one week trip to Messina usually costs around $898 (€829) for one person and $1,795 (€1,659) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Messina on average costs around $1,795 (€1,659) for one person and $3,590 (€3,318) 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 Messina will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Messina on average costs around $3,847 (€3,555) for one person and $7,693 (€7,109) 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 Messina 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 Messina expensive to visit?

Prices in Messina 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, Messina is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Marbella or Lagos.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 130 ($141)
Local Transportation 1 22 ($24)
Food 2 37 ($40)
Entertainment 1 21 ($23)
Alcohol 2 9 - 27 ($10 - 29)
Accommodation Budget in Messina
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Messina is $70 (€65). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Messina is $141 (€130). 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 Messina

Looking for a hotel in Messina? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Messina based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $74. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Messina
Average Daily Costs

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

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Messina
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Messina can vary, the average cost of food in Messina is $40 (€37) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Messina should cost around $16 (€15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Messina is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Messina
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Messina typically cost an average of $23 (€21) 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 Messina
Average Daily Costs

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

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Messina On a Budget
Messina is a city in the northwest area of Sicily. There are only five kilometers across the Straits of Messina to the Calabria region of mainland Italy. You can reach Messina by boats which travel every hour from the town of Villa San Giovanni in mainland Italy. There are also a couple of hydrofoils that make the trip every day from Reggio di Calabria. During the summer season don't be surprised to see cruise ships arriving with crowds of tourists. They are usually docked right downtown and are therefore hard to miss. Messina is also connected to mainland Italy by train, which are transported across the Straits of Messina by ferry.

There are a handful of sights in and around town. Make sure you visit Torre Faro, which is the former electricity pylon over Messina Strait. It's a 224 meter tall tower which now serves as an observation deck from which you can see a spectacular view of the surrounding area. You do have to walk up the 1250 steps to the top, but it is well worth the effort.

If you're looking to get a little out of town, head over to Novara di Sicilia, which is in the provence of Messina just north of Mount Etna. It's a quaint little medieval town with a pleasant population that speaks a slightly different dialect.

This is Italy after all, so there are some great restaurants around town. You'll find the city's best pizza at Pizza Capitano just off Piazza Cairoli. It's reasonably priced and has a traditional Sicilian flavor. You'll find a few bars around town offering reasonably priced drinks. A popular, although slightly more expensive option is the Irish Pub, Dockers. It doesn't have much Italian authenticity, but they do serve up a good drink. There are a couple of budget hotels around town, but plenty of mid range options. You might consider making reservations in advance, particularly if you're traveling during the peak season.

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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.