Italy has a wide range of accommodation options for holidaymakers to choose from. At one end of the spectrum, the country can claim to be home to some of the world’s most famous luxury hotels, from the Villa d’Este on Lake Como to the Gritti Palace in Venice and from the Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello to the Four Seasons in Florence. However, for those whose budget perhaps doesn’t stretch that far, there are plenty of budget, mid and high-end options open to you. Bookings For You have a great range of self-catering villas and apartments in Italy. You will also find plenty of B&B accommodation and also agriturismi, best described as a farm-type stay typically found in the Italian countryside. Prices will vary dependent on the season with July and August typically commanding the highest rates.

Opting for self- catering villas and apartments in Italy offers a great way for holidaymakers to experience the Italian way of life. You can still enjoy plenty of meals out, but you can also try out your language skills at the local market, buying amazing freshly sourced produce to create your own meals at home. It’s also a great way to meet the locals.

Be aware that there are often some additional costs to factor in, irrespective of what type of accommodation you choose. For example, many regions charge a city or tourist tax. This varies from place to place but is usually between 1-3 euros per person per night. In some areas, children and pensioners are exempt. In self-catering properties, there is often an added cleaning and laundry fee which you need to factor in.

Do take a look at the villas and apartments on offer at Bookings For You. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or if you’re looking for hotel accommodation in Italy, then the other sites we recommend include:

AirBnB – In our opinion, this is one of the safest holiday rental portals available at the current time. Just ensure that you always place your booking through the site and don’t be tempted to deal outside the booking platform. – this has a range of hotel and self-catering options to choose from.

Expedia – A great site offering some of the best deals not just on hotel accommodation but also on car hire and flights. 

Opodo – A site allowing you to search for hotels, flights and car hire all in one place all with the backing of a best price guarantee.

Agoda – Another site allowing you to search for hotels, flights and car hire all in one place all with the backing of a best price guarantee.

If you’re touring around and staying in a number of places during your stay and booking through a number of different sites, you might want to consider downloading the TripIt App. It’s a great app to keep all your travel documentation and bookings in one handy place.