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Some suggestions on Where to Stay in Italy. In italian cities, look for lodgings that are very close to historic piazzas, or for those in charming neighborhoods with easy access to the city center.
Aim to be able to walk to the sights from your hotel. If the city is particularly large, be no more than a cheap taxi ride away.
That doesn’t just make sightseeing easier for you.
It also makes it much more likely that, every time you leave your hotel and see the winding streets, hear church bells tolling, and pass through bustling flower and fruit markets.

In the italian countryside, consider staying in a “farm stay” or agriturismo italiano.
These fantastic options let you experience the local area almost like, well, a local—what we’re all about here at Walks of Italy. (We’ll write more about agriturismi in a later post). At an agriturismo, you want to have a scenic area to stroll around.
Italian B&B’s are not the steal they used to be (deals never seem to last for long!), but they do offer the traveler a much greater chance of being taken care of and appreciated.
You’re much more likely to meet the owner (or the staff—who are often family members) and to feel that they care how you’re doing.
Italian Apartments, though, may just be the best value in Italy, at least at the moment.
In general, you can save 40% on an apartment over an equivalent hotel, with the same amount of space, in the same location. Apartments are mostly available in larger cities, and they generally require a 3-night minimum stay.
If we can see an historic building or a lively piazza from our window, we go for it, even if it means putting up with a little noise. (If you have trouble sleeping, maybe you won’t agree.
You want to leave your hotel feeling like what you paid was worth it and you wouldn’t have wanted to stay anywhere else.
If you would return to the same area and stay in the same lodging again, then you know you chose the right place!

The traditional choice when visiting any new place is a hotel
Italy has tens of thousands of choices all over the country, which come in all shapes and sizes from a small pensione to a seven-star hotel
You’re most likely to choose a hotel if you are staying in a city. Most of Italy’s hotels are small, family-owned enterprises, but there are also outposts of American hotel groups like Hyatt, Hilton and Starwood. If you have accumulated reward points with one of these hotel chains, you might want to use them for your Italian vacation, but be sure to book far ahead.
The Italian government determines the star ratings of hotels:
Four- or five-star hotels must have personnel that speak at least two languages.
They must provide breakfast areas and have elevators. (Two- and three-star hotels must have elevators above the second story.)
Room service is required at hotels of three stars or more. Housekeeping is guaranteed once a day as well as an afternoon check on the room.
All three, four- and five-star hotel rooms have telephone with direct external lines.
Linens are changed daily in four and five-star hotels.
Three-star hotels change their linens three times a week; two-stars, twice a week. One-star properties change linens at least once a week.
Just as in other countries, B&Bs in Italy usually offer an authentic local experience.
It is a chance to interact a bit more with the locals, as owners are usually very hands-on and generally live on-site.
A number of historic palaces and buildings have been converted into B&Bs.
B&Bs are often cheaper than hotels, so if you are on a budget, this can be a great option.
Of course, breakfast is included as the name indicates and Italians are big on pastries, meats, cheeses and fruit for the morning meal. Fill up and you won’t be hungry until lunch time.

Save time by making sure your confirmation of reservation and payment is close to hand in case it is needed.
It is a legal requirement in Italy that hotels have to take passport photocopies of all foreign visitors, so have your passport ready to show.
Hotels need time to prepare rooms between guests which is why normal check-out times are usually a couple of hours before check-in starts in the afternoon.
Should you, however, have a later flight or onward journey, ask at reception whether it is possible to have a later check-out time.

Tipping at hotels in Italy is not required but it will be appreciated.

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