Frequently Asked Questions

Budgeting Guide: How Much Does it Cost?

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How To Budget

Because accommodations and eaters are more cash-centric, it’s important to budget for your accommodations and meals to manage your cash.

Daily Lodging

The cost of lodging can vary greatly depending on the type of accommodation you choose. Here are some average prices per night:

  • Hostels: €35-€65 per person
  • Hotels: €50-€100 per room
  • Monasteries and convents: €25-€50 per person
  • Agriturismi (farm stays): €60-€120 per room

Check our recommended accommodations to see nightly rates for one person or more.

Meal Costs

Few accommodations make their kitchens available to pilgrims for cooking, and you’ll likely need to use cash for meals at the accommodation, so it’s important to understand how much cash you’ll need to carry for meals. Here are some average prices for meals:


Many accommodations offer breakfast as part of the room rate. Check the listings to see if breakfast is included. If not, you can expect to pay €3-€5 for a coffee and croissant at a café. Keep in mind that breakfasts rarely include eggs or heartier dishes. Italians usually eat only coffee, toast and cakes for breakfast. If you want eggs, ask if they offer an international breakfast.


For lunch, you can expect to pay €7-€12 for a sandwich or salad at a café or trattoria. You can also get a sizable pasta dish or pizza for around the same price.


Dinner is typically the most expensive meal of the day. You can expect to pay €15-€25 for a main course at a trattoria or restaurant. Many accommodations on the first six stages offer in-house meals, prepared by the host. Expect to pay in the range of €15-€25 per person. Wine is typically included with the dinner.

Extra Food

Snacks and extra food can be purchased at markets on most of the stages, but not all. Be sure to budget for items such as fruit, water, and snacks to take with you on the trail.

Average Daily Budget for Pilgrims

Pilgrims should budget €65-€100 per person per day for food and lodging when hiking solo.

It’s possible to walk the Via di Francesco on a lower budget by sharing rooms, camping where allowed, staying at donativos, and eating at family restaurants or the accommodations.

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