|Most expensive month:||May|
|Average price in Italy:||$294/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$16/night|
|Most expensive day:||Friday|
Via Santa Caterina D'Alessandria, 15, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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Via Finocchiaro Aprile Camillo 2, Milan, Milano, Italy
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Awe-inspiring architecture, captivating cities, cinematic landscapes and mouth-watering local cuisine make Italy one of the most enchanting destinations in Europe. From charm-soaked cities like Rome and Venice to off-the-beaten-track destinations like Alberobello and Castelmezzano, it’s easy to live “la dolce vita” in Italy.
Nowhere captures the natural beauty of Italy like the Tuscan countryside. A road trip around this cinematic region takes you to postcard-perfect towns, beautiful wineries and storybook villas. You’ll love stumbling across hidden gems like Barga, an ancient medieval village perched high on a Tuscan hilltop.
The Italians take enormous pride and pleasure in their national cuisine. Beyond pizza and pasta, each region has its own unique specialties. Slice into a perfectly cooked Bistecca alla Fiorentina steak in Tuscany, devour a bowl of aubergine “caponata” in Sicily and savour “orecchiette” pasta served with broccoli, red pepper flakes and a sprinkling of ricotta in Puglia.
With more than 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit, Italy is a historic treasure trove. Marvel at ancient monuments in Rome, admire evocative frescoes in Padua and discover one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world in Pompeii.
Sunseekers flock to soak up the beach scene on Italy’s Mediterranean coast. Sardinia will captivate you with powder-white beaches and azure waters, with a handful of Bronze Age sites thrown in for good measure. On the Amalfi Coast, you’ll find gorgeous coved hemmed in by soaring cliffs.
In winter, Italy transforms into a snow-dusted wonderland. World-class resorts such as Cortina d'Ampezzo and Val Gardena put you in the heart of the mighty Dolomites. In summer, the mountains offer some of the best hiking in Europe, with trails taking you to flower-filled alpine meadows.
Italy is well connected by a national train network that connects most towns and cities. Public transport is excellent in all major cities. In Venice, gondolas and ferries are the main forms of transportation, while Milan relies heavily on trams. Rental cars are a great way to explore Italy at your own pace.
When visiting Italy, consider checking out Milan, Rome, and Venice as some of the most sought after locations.
Italy is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Galleria Vik Milano, which has a current rating of 8.3. For other potential stays, consider Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione and Grand Hotel Via Veneto, which can also be great places to stay in Italy.
Choose hotels in Italy that allow you to experience local nightlife and cuisine located within touching distance of some of the best venues. Whether it’s a quaint café or a busy bar, Italy has something for everyone. Unsurprisingly Rome offers one of the best nights out. In San Lorenzo, one of Rome’s newer parts, you can find packed bars, such as Bar Celestino, where you can party into the night. The older part of the city, Trastevere, offers a range of great restaurants like Tonnarello. Hotel Ponte Sisto is a hotel you can stay at, only a short walk from this restaurant. Sorrento is also a great city in Italy for its nightlife. Don’t be fooled by its laidback beach vibe; many clubs, such as the English Inn, party into the night. Milan also deserves a mention, with a range of craft beer places, cocktail bars, jazz clubs and nightclubs.
There are loads of things to see in Italy for families. Whether you want to relax at the beach, hit the popular attractions or enjoy the winding countryside, Italy has the lot. Visit the city of Trento, where you and your kids can enjoy the MUSE Science Museum, which has dinosaur galleries and model glaciers. There are also booths where your children can take part in science experiments. Alternatively, head over to Rimini, where your family can have fun at Italia in Miniatura, a theme park with scale models of famous buildings and a log flume. If you want to be only a short car ride away from this venue, you can stay at Hotel Gaston. Take your child to a real-life castle, such as Castello Cini Monselice near Padua, where they can pretend to be royalty for the day. You can stay at Hotel M14, only a short car journey away from walled town.
There are some great things to do in Italy. One of the most popular festivals in the country is Carnevale. Venice is one of the best places to experience this religious festival when the city is extravagantly decorated to commemorate Lent. Hotel Al Codega is one such Italian accommodation that you could stay in to be right at the heart of the action for this event. In Turin, you’ll find there is also lots to see and do, with one of the highlights being the Egyptian Museum, which is a building dedicated to ancient Egyptian culture. For a more relaxing holiday, head to Lake Garda, where you can enjoy a boat trip in crystal clear waters with a mountainous backdrop.
There is some great accommodation in Italy right next to pristine beaches. You could stay at Jazz Hotel in Olbia, Sardinia, which is only a short car journey away from the idyllic beach of Lido del Sole. In Sicily, you could opt for a stay at the NH Catania Parco Degli Aragonesi, which is a stone’s throw from the vast beach of Lido Alkamar. There are also many beaches to visit on the mainland, some of which are very quaint. For instance, Spiaggia La Marinella near Sorrento is a great place to go for some rest and relaxation. You can stay at Italy hotels like Hotel Sorrento Palace if you want to be close to this beach.