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Bed and Breakfast in Italy
Generally speaking, Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Italy is of a good standard, but it really pays to book in advance. Good B&Bs in Rome tend to be very expensive during the high season, and the quality varies, but with a bit of research, it’s possible to find some really unique places to stay in Rome. Try looking outside the main tourist districts; Rome is small enough that you could easily base yourself in the suburbs and commute into the centre. B&Bs in Florence tend to be even more expensive, but the general standard is also higher than in Rome or Milan. There are some outstanding country B&Bs in Tuscany, although again, you’ll search hard for bargain rates on Tuscan hotels during the summer. Top tip for finding the best deals on cheap B&Bs in Italy: book very early or very late, and pay particular attention to the coastal resorts.
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Apartments in Italy
As with holiday villas, you can make big savings on accommodation by renting an apartment in Italy, instead of staying in a hotel. This is a particularly good option for couples and single travellers, who will find the competition less intense than for small villas in Italy, especially during the summer. The best and most modern holiday apartments in Italy are usually to be found in the cities, although check in the same places you’d look for villas to see if they have deals on country apartments in Italy too. Several Italian beach resorts also have self-catering facilities and small apartments for hire. One great advantage of renting an apartment in Italy for your holiday is that the cost of buying groceries here is pretty low – as is the cost of eating out, so if you’re willing to cut back on the little luxuries for your accommodation , you’ll feel better about eating in restaurants every night.
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Hotels in Italy
Italy has an extremely well developed hotel industry, although it’s not always easy to find budget accommodation in Italy in the big cities. There are some great luxury hotels in Italy if you’re willing to pay for the privilege. Rome has some of the finest hotels in the world – with price tags to match – although even at the upper end of the market you may find the choice more limited than you’d expect if you’re coming in the off-season. Italy has a star rating system for hotels Look to the mid-price hotels and be prepared to book long in advance to get the best deals on hotel accommodation in Italy; otherwise, you might find yourself paying over the odds for not very much, especially if you’re visiting the more popular parts of the country. This particularly applies to Milan, where good hotels are notoriously hard to come by if there’s a fashion industry event in town. If you happen to be visiting when the fashionistas are in town, try looking for hotels in the Milan suburbs instead of the city centre.
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Hostels in Italy
In most European countries, hostels tend to be big, modern complexes with basic, no frills accommodation. Although you can certainly find these kinds of places in the big cities, most hostels in Italy tend to be smaller, and more like low-cost traditional guesthouses. Because of this, you often don’t have limited freedom when staying at a hostel in Italy; be prepared to have strict curfew times, and to have to give the owner a precise arrival time. The best city for hostel accommodation in Italy is Florence, which is one reason why the city is a favourite destination for backpackers. Out in the countryside, Italian hostels are often in highly unusual and historic properties, often dating back several hundred years. Beats strip lighting and clinical dorms any day. The best deals on hostel accommodation in Italy are to be found in the off-season, when it’s often possible to find a room for just a few euros per night.
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Resorts in Italy
The Italians do resorts well – try looking at Madeira, Lake Como, the Amalfi coast and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia for some of the best bargains on resort accommodation in Italy. Resorts tend to be big and popular, so don’t expect much in the way of isolation – however, you can find some great all-in package deals for resort accommodation if you book flights to Italy online, or the “bucket shops” (last minute travel deal websites). Don’t dismiss Italian resorts as all about the sun worshipping, however; there are some surprisingly good ski resorts in Italy, particularly around the Aosta Valley on the north western border with France. The winter Olympics were held in Turin in 2006, with the skiing events based at the Sauze d'Oulx resort. One word of caution: it tends to be harder to find childcare in Italian resorts than in the rest of Europe, as its Italian families often go on holiday with grandparents, who keep an eye on the kids while the parents hit the pool or slopes.
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