The weather is mostly kind and the sights are really beautiful. Here Avventure Bellissime – the Italian and holiday experts - has put together this useful guide on how to save money during your holiday to Italy.
1. Book ahead
One of the biggest ways to boost your money saving power during your holiday to Italy is to make sure you book your trip and accommodation, and in some cases your tours and activities in advance to achieve the best value for money. Like many services, the later you book then the higher the cost can be. For more information on booking an Italian holiday or booking tours of Italy’s best loved attractions, be sure to visit Avventure Bellissime.
2. Organise your travel before you arrive
If you are organising your own travel between Italy’s main cities for your holidays in Italy, then make sure you book this directly with the train operator and do so quite far in advance. The earlier you book your seat, then the cheaper it will be. You can book your train tickets and seats on the Trenitalia website.
If you are organising transport form the airport, remember that taxis can be expensive. Plan ahead and check out the train or bus service from the airport.
This is an awesome way to see the sights on Italian holidays, particularly in Italy’s main cities. It will also save you money! So, pack some comfortable shoes for your holidays to Italy! At Avventure Bellissime, we offer tours, and walking tours of Italy’s main attractions.
4. Use an authentic tour guide
One of the best ways to explore Italy’s main cities and sights during your holiday to Italy is to do so with the help of a tour guide. But, to get the best value for money, and the best experience, make sure you book one with the correct credentials. It’s obvious that we’d point this out as we, Avventure Bellissime are tour operators ourselves – but we mean this genuinely as it doesn’t do our business any favours if people don’t have the very best experience of Italy. So, make sure you hire a guide that’s experienced and will give you value for money and quality experience at the same time. Going on a tour with someone dressed as a roman gladiator may be quirky, but it won’t necessarily be quality, or cheap. If you do want to check out our website for more information on tours whilst in Italy, visit tours-italy.com
5. Eat big for lunch and less for dinner
Savvy travellers in Italy will eat a larger meal at lunchtime. Most restaurants sell larger meals in the earlier part of the day and these are usually cheaper than the same thing served later in the evening.
Another way to boost your money saving power during your holiday to Italy is to decline the bread you might be offered at the start of your meal, and ask for tap water.
6. If you do eat later, choose wiselyEating outside the main tourist zones will always be cheaper. Follow the locals and eat where they eat and avoid eating within the main tourist areas where the prices for meals can be inflated and the food less than perfect.