Summer, how much it costs me! From ferries to the beach: increasingly expensive holidays


By John

This year too, price increases will hit Italians' summer holidayswith rate increases that affect every aspect of the holidays: from planes to ferries, passing through accommodation facilities, restaurants, and beach services. The data comes from Assoutenti and the Consumer Training and Research Center (Crc), who developed a joint survey. «A family with two children who decides to spend a week's holiday in a seaside resort in our area – emerges from the survey – spends money by booking today a three-star accommodation facility or equivalent category (meals excluded) for the horseback riding period of August from a minimum of 872 euros in Bibione to a maximum of 3,500 euros in Porto Cervo”. Almost 2,600 euros are needed in Baja Sardinia, around 2,200 euros in Amalfi, above 2 thousand euros also in Marina di Pietrasanta. The cheapest are Rapallo (909 euros) and Grado (967 euros). Compared to the 2023 results, it turns out that the minimum spending for the 37 monitored seaside resorts rises on average by +19.6%».

For ferries, the average increases in fares in the same period examined are +6.3% on year. As every summer, the phenomenon of expensive flights is inevitable: «For a return flight (10-17 August) a family with two children today spends a minimum of 972 euros for the Milan-Brindisi route, with an increase of +15 % compared to the same flight purchased in June 2023; 924 euros to fly from Rome to Olbia (+15.5% on 2023), 770 euros from Milan to Cagliari (+5.6%) and even 19.7% more if you travel from Rome to Cagliari (minimum price 686 euros) – calculate Assoutenti and Crc, who also report increases for bathing establishments, bars and restaurants.