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Tuscany, located in central Italy, is a destination of choice for lovers of art, gastronomy and breathtaking scenery. Travelling to Tuscany can be a real treat for the senses, but how much does it really cost? Would you like to go there, but have no idea what your budget should be? In this article, we'll take a look at the various factors that influence the cost of a trip to Tuscany, to help you plan your stay without unpleasant surprises and leave with peace of mind. Follow the guide!

What is the average budget for 1 week for 2 people?

We have attempted to evaluate a average budget for a week's vacation in Tuscany. For 7 days for 2 people, you're looking at an approximate budget of 2,500 euros. We haven't planned for excess, but have calculated the amount for a couple who want to treat themselves (restaurants, visits, ...), without having to eat every day in a Michelin-starred restaurant or go out to sea on a private sailboat! These prices were calculated at the end of 2023.

Position / ExpenseAverage amount2 persons
Plane150 eur300 eur round trip
Hosting (apartment)100 eur/night700 eur for 7 days
Meals and Drinks50 eur/day/pers700 eur for 7 days
On-site transport (Car rental)30 eur/day210 eur + 200 eur petrol = 410 eur
Tourist activities30 eur/day/person420 eur for 7 days
TOTAL 2530 eur
Table of average costs for a 7-day trip to Tuscany - Italy.

For a family, we can easily assume a price of 1250eur per person. You'll benefit from economies of scale on accommodation and the car... but not really on the rest.

How much do flights to Tuscany cost? Budget: 300eur.

One of the first expenses to consider when planning a trip to Tuscany is, of course, the cost of air travel. Fares vary according to a number of factors, including the airline, the time of year, the duration of the flight and the class chosen... and your departure region in France or even Belgium.

It is generally advisable to book your plane ticket several months in advance to benefit from the best fares. The average cost of a return trip from Paris to Florence, the capital of Italy's Tuscany region, is around €150 per person.. However, this amount can increase considerably during the peak tourist season (May-August) or if you choose to travel with a high-end airline.

Instead of opting for a round-trip flight, we advise you to take the train or the car, which will be more ecological and practical on site. In pairs, the ecological balance is even better.

How much does accommodation in Tuscany cost? Budget: 700 eur

The type of accommodation you choose will also have a major impact on the total cost of your stay in Tuscany. Generally speaking, it's one of the most important items on your travel itinerary. The region offers a wide variety of options, from hotels, luxury villa from B&Bs to vacation rentals and campsites.

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Hotels

The prices of hotels vary considerably according to comfort level and location. A 3-star hotel in a city like Florence or Siena can cost between €80 and €150 per night for two people, while a 5-star establishment can easily exceed €300 per night. We recommend that you consult several online booking sites to find the best deals and compare rates before making your choice. Also, as with air travel, it's possible to benefit from better rates depending on when you book your accommodation. Compare prices for 7 nights, but also what's comparable in terms of comfort and services!

Bed and breakfast and vacation rentals

If you prefer more intimate, authentic accommodation, B&Bs and vacation rentals are an excellent option in Tuscany. Prices vary according to the size of the accommodation, its location and the services offered. On average, you can expect to pay between €60 and €120 per night for a double room in a B&B, and between €400 and €900 per week for a single room. equipped vacation rental (apartment, villa).

It is possible to find accommodation at very low prices (from 25eur/night) on classified ad sites like this one.

Budget for accommodation in Tuscany - Italy. View of hills and villages

Campsites

For travelers on a budget, there are also many campsites in Tuscany, some of which offer modern facilities and quality services. Rates generally range from €20 to €40 per night for a pitch with electricity, water and access to sanitary facilities. Please note that campsites in Italy do not have the charm of some of the wilder campsites to be found in France. They will please young people, but perhaps not those used to comfort if the idea is to sleep in a tent.  

How much for meals and drinks on site? Budget: 700 eur

As in most of Italy, the Tuscany is renowned for its cuisine tasty dishes based on fresh, local produce. Eating out in Tuscany can represent a significant part of your budget, but this will of course depend on your culinary choices and the type of establishment you frequent.

On average, expect to pay between €15 and €25 per person for a meal in a typical Tuscan restaurant (antipasti, main course, dessert and drink).. However, if you want to enjoy gourmet specialties in a high-end restaurant, you'll need to spend between €50 and €100 per person. We're sure you'll find a good restaurant during your stay.
It would also be a shame to pass through Chianti without tasting their delicious wines.

Money-saving tip: Caffè-ristorante

For those wishing to save money on meals, it's possible to dine in a charming local caffè-ristorante or trattoria, where prices are generally more affordable. Here you can enjoy simple but tasty dishes such as pasta, pizza or paninis at a better price, often around €10 per person; you'll feel like an Italian! And don't forget the local markets, where you can buy delicious regional produce to prepare your own meals.

Restaurant prices in Tuscany

How much does local transport cost? Budget: 410 eur

Tuscany is a large region of Italy with many towns and villages to discover. To explore the region in complete freedom, it's often advisable to rent a car for your stay. Rates vary according to the size of the vehicle and the rental period, but on average, you should expect to pay between €25 and €40 per day for a small car. There are plenty of car rental agencies at the airport, but it's best to contact one of them. book your car online (often cheaper!). Adapt the size of your vehicle to the type of trip you are planning: city-trip, road trip... and the number of visits you wish to make.

If you prefer car-free travelPublic transport: Tuscany's rail network is well-developed. A train ticket between Florence and Siena costs around €11 and departs every 1/2 hour, while a bus journey between these two cities costs around €7 or €8, but is much less frequent (5 departures per day). Don't hesitate to read our article dedicated to transport costs in Tuscany. Finally, don't forget that some tourist attractions are accessible on foot or by bike, which can save you money on travel.

What is the budget for activities and sightseeing in Tuscany? Budget: 420 eur

Tuscany is packed with historic sites and monuments, museums, art galleries and other cultural attractions not to be missed. Entrance fees vary from place to place, but there are often passes or packages available to cut costs if you want to visit several sites. Here are just a few examples:

  • Uffizi Museum (Florence): €20
  • Pitti Palace (Florence): €16
  • Siena Duomo: €8
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa: €18 (see our article dedicated to tips for visit the prise tower for less)

And don't forget free activities such as exploring the Tuscan countryside, going to the seaside or taking a stroll or hike. bike ride. Many villages and small towns also offer free guided tours of their churches, heritage and history. Some local guides are passionate about their region and are delighted to share their knowledge with visitors. It's a great way to learn more about local culture and support local communities financially.

All this will obviously depend on the weather... find out about the weather beforehand.

the cost of a trip to Tuscany will depend on many factors, such as length of stay, type of accommodation, season, activities and personal dining choices. Nevertheless, with the right planning and a few money-saving tips, it's possible to make the most of this magnificent region without breaking the bank.

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