Gone are the days that Italy was an idyllic and cheap destination for great food and countless treasures. A vacation in Italy is a dream come true for a majority of people, but it is costly. It is an irresistible holiday destination blessed with stunning landscapes, cities immersed with history, gorgeous architecture and scrumptious food at every corner.
Planning the perfect holiday of your dreams and squeeze everything into your itinerary can become overwhelming with so many options to choose from and sights to see. Before you start mapping out your Italian getaway, it is essential you narrow down the type of holiday that you are looking to enjoy.
There are still inexpensive ways to enjoy its splendrous wonders as well as its dolce vita. We have compiled some useful tips on how to plan your Italian holiday so you can do in ‘Rome what the Romans do’;
1) Book Early And Consider Shoulder Seasons.
Summer is the busiest tourist season in Italy, well there is no surprise there. The weather will not be a perfect 75°F every day, and the skies are not always cloud free. However, the most significant airfare cuts occur during the off-season, and you can pop up at small hotels without a reservation three months in advance. There is also an absence of queues at museums, and the locals are less rushed and more accommodating.
2) Sleep Small And Central.
Large chain hotels come with numerous perks, but they are the most expensive accommodation options in Italy. If you are a weary budget traveller, it will come as good news to know that Italy has affordable hotels and pensions (family-run guesthouses). What they lack in star rating they make up for with not only lower rates but plenty of charm and character.
3) Book Your Train Tickets Yourself, Now!
If you are planning on spoiling yourself by taking a trip between Milan – Venice – Florence – Rome – Naples using the high-speed Trenitalia, book your tickets without an external train agency. When you book early, the cheaper the seats.
4) Book Cheaper Flights Into Hub A City.
Airfare prices tend to be expensive during the peak summer months, making it difficult to find a reasonably priced flight to Italy. To save on your airfare, it is advisable to books flights that fly into ‘hub’ cities. Your airline will advise you on this.
It may take longer to reach your destination, but the good thing is you will have more money to explore Italy.
Are you overwhelmed with planning for your vacation in Italy? Touring Abruzzo will plan your holiday from start to finish, and all you have to do is enjoy the sights and wonders Italy has to offer. Get in touch with us now!