Lodging In Italy

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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Lodging in Italy options are practically open-ended. The visitor can choose urban rentals or country rentals, tight quarters or expansive villas, bed and breakfasts, apartments, or even rooms in old castles. Whatever your flight of fancy, you can find lodging in Italy to match.

For practical folks, the furnished apartment is often a really good deal. Apartments are well suited for anyone traveling that likes a little more elbow room, but particularly appropriate for families with children or groups of adults traveling together. Most apartments have fully appointed kitchens and multiple bedrooms which allow greater privacy for everyone. Those that are outfitted with outdoor areas, such as a patio or deck, give the opportunity to have a barbecue, or dine alfresco, or enjoy the moon rise at twilight.

Romantic Lodging in Italy

Have you ever wanted to stay in a castle? Well, in Italy, it's possible. Many historic family estates have been converted to hotels--especially in and around Lake Garda. Some of these estates have renovated what used to be the main house into hotels with large suites. Think of these as one big villa with many rooms. On these same estates, the smaller buildings have been converted into individual quarters. Think of these as little villas, perfect for three or four guests. Either variety is a richly textured alternative to regular hotels.

On the other hand, if you feel like being pampered by a friendly Italian staff, then pastoral country hotels are another option for lodging in Italy. Many of these rural hotels are quite close to all the obvious tourist destinations, but aren't nearly as noisy or crowded. Finding a full-service country hotel can be a great way to add another facet to an Italian vacation.

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