Accommodation in Italy ranges from basic accommodation like Youth Hostels and Campsites to Hotels and Luxurious Villas and Apartments. It's wise to book ahead whenever possible as during certain parts of the year ( May - September) and at weekends availability of accommodation in many of the Italian cities can be difficult to find. The months of July & August are when most Italians take their annual holiday and seaside resorts are particularly busy during these periods.
In the Spring & Fall months many Italians & Europeans descend in great numbers upon the cities of Art; Florence, Rome & Venice. And with the increased number of low-cost flights from other European countries many people choose short-break vacations over Spring and Fall weekends.
Typically you'll find budget prices hotels and accommodation in and around railway stations and airports that often have last minute availability. Nowadays, there are unlimited resources to find accommodation on the internet.
You can either concentrate your searches on general accommodation sites that list all types of accommodation or you can search for types of accommodation if you're looking for campsites, hostels or bed n breakfasts as most of these types of accommodation are members of associations that have websites representing their members.
When searching for accommodation in Italy, even if you find a good deal via a website, always try and contact the hotel direct as most hotels pay up to 25% commission to be present on big websites like Expedia and booking.com, so by contacting them direct they may special prices or deals that will make the cost of your accommodation cheaper by booking direct with the hotel
Over the years, travelling throughout Italy we have got to know various accommodation throughout the Italian peninsula. We particularly like small hotels with their own personal character, and usually very accommodating hosts. Too often the big chain hotels have the same décor and feel whether your staying in Los Angeles or Rome. Quite often your accommodation can make your vacation - a home from home. For further information on hotels we recommend in Italy.
One of the growing sectors of Accommodation. in Italy are Apartments & Villas. If you are planning to stay for three or more nights in one particular location, hiring an apartment might be a good solution. They are often cheaper than hotels, and if you are travelling in a group they become even more economical. With apartments you'll also have cooking facilities through you can make dramatic savings on the cost of your vacation.
Not having to take all your meals in restaurants or café's. Despite the increase in the cost of living, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that the prices in local markets and supermarkets are still relatively cheap. Follow this link for more information on apartment rentals in Italy.