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. The booking site booking is easily searchable and has tons of reviews. Just be aware that these reviews tend to be a bit more on the positive side than those on other review sites.
Bed and Breakfast in Italy
B&Bs in Italy usually offer an authentic local experience.
It is a chance to interact a bit more with the locals, as owners are usually very hands-on and generally live on-site.
A number of historic palaces and buildings have been converted into B&Bs. B&Bs are often cheaper than hotels, so if you are on a budget, this can be a great option.
Agriturismo in Italy
Save on food and accommodation by staying at a farm-stayFarm-stays can be a great way to save on both accommodation and food
Stay in Italy’s agriturismo accomodations, these are “farm-stays,” where a family has accommodation for guests on their (usually gorgeous and scenic) farm, with the option of homecooked, farm-fresh meals included.
Some are rustic; some are luxurious; and all have the kind of character that you just can’t get at a place with a front desk.
One of the best ways to find agriturismi is to use Google maps.
(There are simply so many in Italy, no review or booking site could cover even a fraction of them, almost always without reading a single review first, without once having a negative experience).
Zoom into the region in Italy where you plan to be staying, then type “agriturismo” or “agriturismi” into the search bar.
When you click on those that pop up, many will have a website with photos that you can check out.
Don’t think that just because farming is part of the estate where you are staying that you will be put to work. On the contrary, you will be treated to amazing Italian hospitality with a local welcome and fresh, delicious food (breakfast is nearly always included, and other meals may be as well). Rooms and apartments for rent are generally nicely furnished and comfortable, and often include many amenities available at hotels.
Convent or Monastery stay in Italy
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.
Italian apartment to stay or villa in Italy - Villa and Apartment Rentals
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.
Renting a villa or apartment is probably the best way to truly “live like an Italian” when you’re visiting Italy. This is a great choice for travelers who are a bit more independent and don’t need the hand-holding of a hotel staff or concierge (though many rental agencies and owners are happy to help out with logistics).
A villa or apartment rental can actually be a very affordable option, especially if you are traveling with a larger group.
Save on hotels in Italy?
Be a little creative with your location.
We say this with hesitation, since there’s no better way to put a damper on your vacation than having to walk 10 minutes through a dicey-looking area each night to get to your hotel, or needing a long commute to the top sites.
Plus, it’s generally a good idea to pay for the place you’ve been imagining so if you’re excited about the winding streets of the historic center in Rome, don’t book a modern hotel in the business district.
It’s also important to keep transport in mind: In most italian cities, public transport is infrequent (or nonexistent) at night and taking lots of cabs negate the whole attempt to save money!
Hotels in Italy
The traditional choice when visiting any new place is a hotel. Italy has tens of thousands of choices all over the country, which come in all shapes and sizes from a small pensione to a seven-star hotel.
Most of Italy’s hotels are small, family-owned enterprises, but there are also outposts of American hotel groups like Hyatt, Hilton and Starwood.
Linens are changed daily in four- and five-star hotels.
Three-star hotels change their linens three times a week; two-stars, twice a week. One-star properties change linens at least once a week.
Nearly all hotels in Italy offer breakfast as part of the nightly room rate. Generally this includes a selection of pastries, bread, cheese, meats, yogurt and fruit.
Many cities in Italy impose a city tax of 1 to 5 Euros per person, per night.
Often, this charge is payable in cash so make sure you read the terms and conditions before booking. Some hotels include this in their daily rate, some don’t
Many boutique hotels and family-run accommodation in Italy have strict cancellation policies (unlike hotels in other countries where you might be able to cancel up until the day before check-in).
Some might even charge the full amount weeks or months ahead of your stay so make sure you read all of the fine print!
More often than not they can recommend a good private driver and/or offer a discounted rate for airport pick up and drop off
If you are booking a room at a guesthouse or a private apartment make sure you ask if there are additional cleaning fees, whether your room will be serviced during your stay and if you are expected to take the rubbish out at the end of your stay
Many older buildings in Italy do not have elevators, so check before you book to see if you’ll have to schlep your luggage up several flights of stairs.
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