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As well as bed and breakfast establishments the directory includes guest houses and small hotels, offering accommodation to suit all pockets.
Many also offer half board, price guide and a list of facilities are given for each property in Italy.
Contact details so you can make your booking direct with your chosen charming bed and breakfast establishment accross Italy.
HOW TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN ITALY
One of the best ways to get a feel for average hotel prices in your destination in Italy is, of course, to do some research.
If you see something fantastic, then don’t automatically book it through the site you’re on. Call or email the hotel directly to see if you can get a cheaper rate.
One of the easiest ways to save on staying in a hotel in Italy?
Don’t stay in a hotel!
Italy is chock-full of other options, some of which can be much better value than even a budget hotel.
One of the best ways to find agriturismi is, believe it or not, to use Google maps. (There are simply so many in Italy, no review or booking site could cover even a fraction of them.
Another off-the-beaten-path way to experience Italian culture while saving money is to stay at a convent or monastery.
They’re usually in beautiful, historic buildings; they can be in the heart of the city center, or out in the countryside; and you can’t get any more tranquil! Just make sure you read carefully.
Some stays have curfews or rules (like no drinking or no noise after a certain hour), and they’re certainly not meant for those who want to party it up in their hotel room.
In the United States, bed and breakfasts tend to be on the pricey side.
In Italy, though, they can be one of your cheaper options.
Know that it’s getting harder to find a “pensione,” that type of old-school accommodation where an Italian rents out a couple of rooms in their house for cheap.
Instead, B&Bs tend to be a block of three to ten rooms that strike a balance between the amenities of a hotel (daily cleanings, breakfast) and that type of traditional pensione (often family-run, with an informal touch).
Renting a short-term apartment can be one of the best choices for saving on expensive city accommodation, especially for families.
There are lots of options for renting homes or villas in the countryside, too.
The bonus, of course, is that you can get separate rooms under one roof for the whole family, plus you have a kitchen, so you can save money by cooking at home. The downside? Don’t expect concierge service. Rentals by owner can be hit-or-miss, so make sure you know exactly what you’re getting!
There is an infinite variety of accommodation in Italy: mountain monasteries, boutique hotels, youth hostels, self-catering villas, family-run B&Bs and rural farmhouses.
While rarely particularly cheap, standards are fairly reliable and accommodation is strictly regulated.
In popular resorts and the major cities booking ahead is advisable, particularly during July or August, while for Venice, Rome and Florence it’s pretty much essential to book ahead from Easter until late September and over Christmas and New Year.
The phrases should help you get over the language barrier.
Hotels Italy has some of the most memorable hotels in Europe, ranging from grand hotels oozing belle-époque glamour to boutique hotels on the cutting edge of contemporary design.
Bed and breakfast schemes are becoming a very popular alternative form of accommodation.
The best ones offer a real flavour of Italian home life, though they’re not necessarily cheaper than an inexpensive hotel, and they rarely accept credit cards.
Hostels There is a good network of private and hostels throughout the country from family-friendly institutions on the edge of large cities to sociable town-centre backpacker-focused options.
You will also come across accommodation operated by religious organizations – convents (normally for women only), welcome houses and the like, again with a mixture of dormitory and individual rooms, which can sometimes be a way of cutting costs as well as meeting like-minded people.
Self-catering is becoming an increasingly feasible option for visitors to Italy’s cities. High prices mean that renting rooms or an apartment can be an attractive, cost-effective choice. Usually in well-located positions in city centres, and available for a couple of nights to a month or so, they come equipped with bedding and kitchen utensils, and there’s nothing like shopping for supplies in a local market to make you feel part of Italian daily life.
Camping is popular in Italy and there are plenty of sites, mostly on the coast and in the mountains, and generally open April to September (though winter “camping” – in caravans and camper vans – is common in ski areas).
You might see the English word for hotel or you might see the Italian word, Albergo. Either way, they mean the same thing: a private room. Hotels/Albergos, can range from the fancy, five-star versions to roadside motels.
In the more expensive versions, you’ll always get a private bathroom with your room. In the cheaper Albergos, however, a private bathroom is not always a given.
Pensiones could be considered the Albergo’s, smaller, poorer but homier cousins.
The word pensione was traditionally thought to mean a smaller, friendlier, family-run hotel of the one- to three-star variety, while Albergos could go all the way up to five stars.
Like pensiones, locanda (or inns) are associated with smaller, family-run businesses. They’re usually less expensive than albergos and pensiones, which means the rooms are even smaller and you’re likely to be sharing a bathroom.
Hostels in Italy are called Ostellos. They’re pretty much the same as anywhere else in the world — cheap places with dorm-style bunk beds that were traditionally exclusive to young backpackers. However, in recent years Italian hostels have followed the world trend and done away with the age requirement.
If you plan to leave the big cities and visit Italy’s beautiful countryside, you must try an agriturismo. These are working farms that offer bed and breakfast accommodations. Depending on the agriturismo, they can be relatively inexpensive accommodations.
Affittacamere or Rooms for Rent
Affittacamere are rooms for rent in private homes. The prices will vary widely and you will usually have to wait until arriving in the town before booking.
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