Whether you're looking for exclusive five-star palaces of luxury or really cheap hotels in Italy, we'll show you the best for your budget...
In most of the cities in Italy, hotels offer only bed and breakfast. Major chains are well represented here, from Crowne Plaza to Best Western, but there are hundreds of smaller hotels, many in the suburbs, that offer good accommodation on a budget, so it pays to shop around.
So where will you stay when you visit Italy? Read on to discover more about some of the main tourist destinations, including Rome, Milan, Tuscany, and the Naples and Amalfi region.
The Romans thought the city of Rome would survive forever, no matter how many other empires fell, and they were right in one sense; its beauty is still unparalleled today. It's a vibrant, lively city, but still maintains its classic good looks and cultural heritage. There are many small, privately owned hotels in Rome, as well as large, luxurious hotels and many run by well-known brands such as Radisson, Sheraton, Best Western, and Barcelo.
Milan is the economic and business centre of Italy. A wealthy city, it's famous for fashion and clothes design, as well as for opera. As you might expect from a city with money, hotels in Milan range from those at the top of the market, at the height of luxury, to mid-priced three and four-star accommodation.
The Tuscany region of Italy has a great range of locations for short breaks and extended holidays. The town of Pisa, where the main airport is situated, hosts the Campa di Miracoli where the Leaning Tower rests, but the architecture of the surrounding buildings is equally beautiful. Florence, meanwhile, is a city full of palaces, churches and museums. The San Lorenzo library is a magnificent example of Michelangelo's architectural work, while the best views of the city can be seen from the top of the hill where the church of San Miniato al Monte sits.
The busy city of Naples, with its lovely shops, ancient city of Pompeii and the still-active volcano of Vesuvius as a backdrop, has many museums, galleries and churches. It's the perfect starting point for a drive along the Amalfi coast to Sorrento, where the scent of lemons and bougainvillea hangs heavy in the air. Hotels on the Amalfi coast range from boutique accommodation to a converted 18th-century palazzo, and most offer half-board.
Other holiday hotspots in Italy include Venice, Turin, Portofino, the Italian Lakes (such as Lake Como) and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. You'll find a wealth of information on each of these destinations, and many more, on TravelSupermarket.