Is Taormina Expensive?

Is Taormina expensive to visit?

Taormina is a popular destination that is also moderately priced. It falls in the middle range of travel cost prices globaly with a daily average travel cost of $116. If we compare it to the rest of Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It ranks in the top 50% of cities in Europe for its travel costs. Its travel costs are comparable with places such as other cities in the country.

How expensive is Taormina?

For a trip to Taormina, travelers spend on average $116 per day (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations from previous visitors. As this is an average cost, your individual spending may vary, especially since there's a wide range of accommodation, food, transportation, and entertainment options here. If you stick to moderately-priced hotels and restaurants, as well as take advantage of some of free things to do in the area, you can stick close to the average budget. See more travel costs for Taormina here to see how all of the average spending costs pan out.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Taormina?

On average, a weekend trip to Taormina costs about $348 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a weekend trip costs $696.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Taormina?

A one week trip to Taormina costs about $812 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a one week trip costs $1,624.

Is it expensive to backpack in Taormina?

With more than 3 hostels in the area, Taormina is a fairly popular backpacker destination for travelers looking to stay on a tight budget and have a fun time along the way. Here, hostels cost an average of $22 per night for a dorm bed, with private rooms being more expensive. (See hostel prices in Taormina here.) There's a wide range in prices for beds, as the cheapest hostels cost $22, but the most expensive can be more than $23 per night.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Taormina.

  • $22 for a dorm bed at Gianni House Backpackers Hostel
  • $23 for a dorm bed at Hostel Taormina "Homstel"
  • $23 for a dorm bed at YHA Cohen Hostel

Are hotels expensive in Taormina?

When we look at our analysis of hotel prices in Taormina, we find them to be very economical in comparison to the rest of the world. The average nightly cost for a hotel room here is approximately $0. The area boasts about 29 five-star hotels with an average rate of $300 per night. For those seeking a balance between comfort and affordability, three-star hotels offer an average rate of $141 per night, while two-star hotels provide an even more budget-friendly option at $101 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Taormina
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 29 $300
4 stars 44 $170
3 stars 94 $141
2 stars 20 $101
1 star 86 $149
No rating 65 $151

Vico Zecca 31, Taormina
Overall Rating 9.6
Via Leonardo da Vinci s/n, Taormina
Overall Rating 9.4

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Taormina?

In Taormina, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $12 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is less than the country's average of $28.

    • Tour di Taormina, Savoca e Forza D' Agro': $168
    • From Taormina Private Godfather Tour Forza D'Agro and Savoca: $293
    • Shore tour from Messina cruise port: Taormina and Castelmola: $434
    • Shore tour from Messina port: Taormina & Godfather Places: $466
    • Tour one day to Isola Bella Taormina and Castelmola: $520
    • Taormina Walking Tour & Ancient theather Private or shared: $596
    • Small Group Sicily Food & Wine Lovers Tour: 8 Days: $2,704
    • Small Group Tour of Sicily Highlights: 8 Days: $2,704

    Is food expensive in Taormina?

    In Taormina, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $35 per day on food, which is less than the country's average of $49.

    • Cooking Class and tour of Taormina: $976

    Is transportation expensive in Taormina?

    Exploring local transportation in Taormina shows that the price can vary greatly by the type of transportation used. On average, previous travelers have spent $5 per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $28. If you want to save money, use public transit as it's much cheaper than taxis or private drivers.

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