I spent a lot of time in Italy, and in different regions, so I decided to split up the costs by region, and then I’ll do a total Italy costs sheet as well! Southern Italy I spent mostly with Holly, and includes what I spent in Bari, Naples, Sorrento, and Amalfi.
In all, in 7 days in Southern Italy, I spent $1,054.41.
How did that work out?
We took the ferry in from Dubrovnik to Bari!
Italy has a free visa on arrival for US citizens (Schengen Zone for the win!).
With Holly and I going together, we shared mostly some AirBnBs! Though Holly was adventurous and we stayed one night in a hostel! Of course, I spent time trying to make sure we could get a hostel room to ourselves with AC… and as luck would have it, the AC was broken. Ugh. Hot night in Naples!
This included museum tickets to the Archaeology Museum and I bought a Naples Pass. If you’re headed to Naples, I highly recommend it! This would have been cheaper had I bought the pass a day earlier so it covered the museum!
This was a bigger expense because it includes the ferry from Bari, a train ride across Italy, and multiples ferries. And then public transit in Naples. We were able to find some deals – because we took the ferry during the day, we got reserved seats rather than a cabin, so that saved some! And then I found a 2 for 1 train fare deal for the train across Italy, so that was wonderful too!
Between the pizza, pasta, and gelato, the food in Southern Italy is basically “I’ve died and gone to heaven” good. And good enough to merit the who knows how many pounds it added to my midsection. Because it did. I blame Naples for my jeans no longer fitting!
Ultimately, it came out to an average of about $150.63 per day. It was definitely one of the most expensive destinations yet, but it was worth it! It was fun and so so so tasty! I could go back to Naples and do nothing but eat day in and day out! It was also wonderful to have Holly join me for that part of the journey!