Best Places for Backpackers in Italy.

Enjoy backpacking around Italy without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Italy.

Top 50 hostels in Italy.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Italy.

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Hotel Montevecchio

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Hotel Montevecchio

Located in the heart of Turin, 300 metres from Porta Nuova railway station and air terminal, thanks to its convenient position is the ideal accommodation for businessmen and tourists. The international staff will welcome you warmly and you will spend your staying in a cosy and relaxing atmospher...
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Campanella3

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Campanella3

(((( Special )))) : Top Class Guesthouse! Antonella and Ivan welcome you to their lovely B&B in the heart of Rome :) We are near the wonderful St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Angelo Castle. From here you can easily reach the entire city by foot, bus or metr...
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Agriturismo Castello di Selvole

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Agriturismo Castello di Selvole

Selvole property is 12 Km from Siena centre. The apartments of Selvole are about 400 metres from the magnificent vineyards. The 'tourist village' consists of 3 old big farmhouses that have been converted into 19 apartments. If you are booking a room at Selvole, it means you are booking a compl...
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B&B Delfino Blue

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B&B Delfino Blue

The B&B Blue is located in an Old Building of the first '900 The rooms are large and confortable with the view of the Harbor Easy to come from the Train Station Genova-Piazza Principe ( about 8/10 min. walking) or 2 stops of Bus. n. 20/30. If you come by car is not far from the exit of the highwa...
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Hotel Rainbow

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Hotel Rainbow

The pet-friendly Rainbow Hotel is situated in the heart of the center of Palermo, Sicily, close to the Teatro Politeama and the Massimo Opera House, the largest in Italy. Its unbeatable location will allow you to explore on foot this unique, fascinating city full of history, art, and life. The hote...
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Hotel Euro Quiris

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Hotel Euro Quiris

The Hotel is located at the third floor of an XIX century building near the main Railway Station Termini and near the Tome University La Sapienza. Its location is ideal for tourists who want to spend a few days in the most famous historical-cultural city of the world, or for people who's just passi...
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Hotel Ester Florence

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Hotel Ester Florence

Hotel Ester (3-star) is managed by young, friendly staff, and is located in the historical centre of Florence therefore walking distance to all of Florence's main attractions and a 5-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella railway station. All rooms have comfortable beds, free high-speed Wi-Fi, Sky...
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Camping Valle dei Templi

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Camping Valle dei Templi

Camping Valle dei Templi is 1 km far to the famous valley of the temples of Agrigento, and 600 m. to the nice sea of San Leone. We have 15 comfortable Bungalows for 2-4-6 person with twin beds or big beds, fun and with a little terrace with frigo table and chairs, 5 of these have toilette ensuit...
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Hotel Conte

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Hotel Conte

Hotel Conte is an historic hotel in Ischia. It is located 2 minutes walking from the marina and 100 meters from the public beach. It is in a famous area, what we all call the 'nerve center' of the island d 'Ischia' s Hotel Conte is one of the few island that offers its guests a 'strategic connect...
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Antico Rione

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Antico Rione

Antico Rione all amenities , such a free internet access, smart TV, refrigerator, hairdryer, fax, free city maps and 24 hours reception. Antico Rione is located in the center of Caltanissetta, a few steps from the points of interest. In the area daily market, bars, restaurants, clothing stores, p...
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Rigel Hotel

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Rigel Hotel

The hotel is an early 1900 Liberty style building, totally renovated, equipped with all the modern comforts. The hotel is a petite architecture managed by the owners, for it you can find in the hotel the same attentions you can have in family. The hotel is located a few minutes walking from the...
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Wake at Rome Guest House Colosseum

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Wake at Rome Guest House Colosseum

Wake at Rome Guest House Colosseum is an apartment located on the first floor, completely renovated and comprises a double bedroom, a large living room with a kitchen where there is a comfortable sofa bed and a stylish bathroom (can comfortably accommodate four people). Wake at Rome Guest House...
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Terme di Traiano

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Terme di Traiano

The accommodation Terme di Traiano was renovate in 2012 and were take care of detail to give every possible comfort and make your stay unforgettable. Terme di Traiano's Bed and breakfast is closer to the Colle Oppio' park : Domus Aurea and the Colosseum are within walking distance, as well as the...
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B&B Rifugio Uscio

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B&B Rifugio Uscio

B&b Rifugio Uscio is in Uscio, 9 km from the sea near Portofino and Genova in Paradise Gulf Italian riviera. Is an old typical Liguria guesthouse(1920) totally restructured with mosaic floor. Uscio is a nice little village over recco in paradise gulf, 15 km from Portofino Park, Rapallo , Santa...
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Arcobaleno Sanremo

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Arcobaleno Sanremo

This is a perfect location both for strolling and shopping. Plus we are only 70 meters from the Ariston theater, casino, 50 meters from the bike path. All rooms have private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi connection. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. I...
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Big Brother Bed & Breakfast

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Big Brother Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to Big Brother Bed & Breakfast. Located along the main highway of Viale Brigata Treviso 24,Treviso City,very near to Treviso Canova Airport,Central Train Station and Central Bus Station. Big Brother B&B will transport you to a world of warmth and relaxation.Whether you are seeking a peac...
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Cherry Cat Bed & Breakfast

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Cherry Cat Bed & Breakfast

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Hotel Parigi

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Hotel Parigi

The Hotel Parigi is located at 50m from the seaside in the heart of Marina Beach, one of the most visited and desired beaches of Rimini. It is especially known for its extremely central location and the presence of all kinds of attractions and entertainment. The Hotel offers many facilities inclu...
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B&B Sosta Sul Lago

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B&B Sosta Sul Lago

Quietly located on the shores of Lake Como, B&B Sosta sul lago is the best starting point for your visit to the region. Sosta sul lago features two rooms, the orange room is a double room with a stunning lake view, and purple room is a triple room which gives the possibility to accommodate a four...
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Rivacolta B&B

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Rivacolta B&B

Completely restructured, Rivacolta B&B is the ideal place for those who appreciate the relaxing and familiar atmosphere typical of a country residence. Immersed in the tranquillity of a large walled-in garden, the B&B is located next to Verona, recently awarded the status of a World Heritage Site...
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Affittacamere La Casa sul Blu

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Affittacamere La Casa sul Blu

Into the cilento National Park, not far from Palinuro and Camerota we offer double and family rooms in the old town of Pisciotta. While staying here you will enjoy the wonderful view of the Palinuro gulf! Facilities include a fireplace, free entrance to the private garden near the house. Brea...
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Casa Rezzonico

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Casa Rezzonico

Casa Rezzonico is situated in the centre of the city, very close to Accademia, San Marco Square, Rialto Bridge, and every other famous place in Venice. At the same time it is surrounded by typical quietness offered by Venetian streets. Casa Rezzonico is furnished in a classical antique taste com...
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Amedeo

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Amedeo

Bed & Breakfast Amedeo Residence is situated in the heart of 'Chiaia', the most exclusive area of Naples, only 1-minute walk to the underground station of Amedeo square, in the city centre. The B&B is situated on the first floor with lift of an antique building. Bed & Breakfast Amedeo Reside...
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Casa Degli Artisti

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Casa Degli Artisti

Enjoy your holiday in the city centre of Palermo, there is nothing better than spending a few days in the ancient heart of the city. Our guests will be woken up by a palatable breakfast in a warm and pleasant dining room. Come to our B&B. Discover how welcome we can make you feel.You will find...
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Residenza Risorgimento

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Residenza Risorgimento

Residence Risorgimento are in Rome in a historical nineteenth - century buildings, the former prelates 'residence, to open the windows admiring the beautiful view of St. Peter' Dome, Vatican museum, Monte Mario and Roman hills. Residenza Risorgimento features classically furnished rooms in a hi...
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Abbraccia Morfeo B&B

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Abbraccia Morfeo B&B

Abbraccia Morfeo has been recently renovating by the owners, who lives on the ground floor, which will welcome you with very friendly warmness. All rooms are very comfortable and well furnished; all with bathroom ensuite air conditioning TV e internet wi-fi. All bathrooms are equipped with sho...
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B&B Villevieille

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B&B Villevieille

Villevieille is located in one of the most enchanting position of Sorrento Peninsula between Sorrento (at 5 km) and Positano(at 7 km). This land is on the foot of this typical Sorrento ancient house. Villevieille is located in one of the most enchanting position of Sorrento Peninsula between S...
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B&B Centrocittà

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B&B Centrocittà

B&B Centrocittà is a nice guesthouse with all hotel's amenities and services. It is located in the hearth of the city, close to all interest point, like museum of bronzes, Aragonese castle, promenade, shopping street. We offer many different kind of rooms with deluxe bedrooms and many faciliti...
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La Dimora del Capo

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La Dimora del Capo

Our La Dimora del Capo, very central, is located right in the historical center of the city, a few meters from the court of Palermo. The property is in the immediate vicinity of the Teatro Massimo (700 meters) and the Capo market at Porta Carini (300 meters), Palace of the Normans (1200 m) and th...
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Ostello La Rocchetta

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Ostello La Rocchetta

Correggio: the town is small but not its nobility of birth. In 1000 the seignory of the Da Correggio family, in 1452 an earldom, in 1616 a principality which in 1635 became part of the Dukedom of Modena under the dEste family. These historical events characterised Correggio as a vital centre not on...
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Hostel Pink Floyd

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Hostel Pink Floyd

Welcome to the Pink Floyd, a modern hostel with a comfortable budget accommodation in central Rome. Run and managed by the owners themselves, you can tell from the hostels name to which music generation they belong to. The hostel is conveniently situated close to Roma-Termini underground, railwa...
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Adriana Casa Vacanze

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Adriana Casa Vacanze

Adriana casa vacanze was created from my interest in wanting to let people get to know my land, Sicily, with a thousand different colours, unique sceneries, and where the sea and the mountain are an integrated part of everyday life. The vacation homes are situated near the sea in Stazzo, a small tou...
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Hotel Palazzuolo

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Hotel Palazzuolo

The hotel Palazzuolo is located in the historic centre of the city, very close to the main Santa Maria Novella train stationand within walking distance from the main attractions of Florence. All 12 rooms are very comfortable, spacious and bright; have colour TV with foreign channels, air conditio...
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Residence Hotel Gloria

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Residence Hotel Gloria

The Residence Hotel Gloria is housed in an independent building developed in 3 floors, the ground floor as well as the reception area there is a small office and a common room, rooms, 4 on the first floor are precisely and second floor, while the third addition to the breakfast room there is a large...
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Ca

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Ca' Riza

Until 1300 Venice was the most important merchant port in Europe. There were regular sailings from Venice to just about everywhere, especially for the ports of northern Europe and the Black Sea. The 'Albergarie' grew up in order to accommodate the travellers to and from Venice's shores, amongst th...
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SanVito Hostel

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SanVito Hostel

A brand new hostel, located in an historical building in the heart of the amazing baroque town of Ragusa. The hostel is a 5-minute walk from Piazza San Giovanni and from the area of bars and restaurants. The Hostel is just a short walk from Ibla. From Ragusa, with a bus ride, you can reach the b...
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La Buccetta Bed & Breakfast

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La Buccetta Bed & Breakfast

“La Buccetta“ B&B was built in a building dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, which fortunately survived the heavy bombing during Second World War, when the whole area (Porto San Pancrazio) was completely destroyed. At the back of the house, in a quiet position, there is a relax corne...
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Da Luciano - Backpackers

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Da Luciano - Backpackers

We offer new private rooms – they are ensuite, private bathrooms and shared bathrooms. This is safe, nice and clean place with great and comfortable beds in a beautiful and unbeatable location. A-never-to-be-forgotten experience, people adore this no-smoking, English speaking, great opportunity to m...
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Locanda Orchidea

Family run guesthouse, close to the Duomo (cathedral). Totally restored in 2016, will make you feel at home and can help you out with any kind of problem. All rooms furnished with private en-suite bath, air conditioning /heating, tv, electronic safe, courtesy kit (shampoo, soap, shower caps), line...
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B&B Miseria e Nobiltá

Just in the centre of Naples - 1 minute walk to Piazza del Gesu', via Toledo, piazza Dante Metro station, historic district (Spaccanapoli), 10 minutes to the waterfront in the centre of the city and to the central station -, bed&breakfast Miseria e Nobilta' has four rooms (from single to quad, each...
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Mamamia Guesthouse

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Mamamia Guesthouse

Ideal as a starting point to visit the whole archipelago of the Eolian Islands, Mamamia Guesthouse Lipari result of experience gained by the managers at the Mamamia guesthouse Palermo and how the latter is characterized by the centrality of its location, as well as for elegance, practicality and con...
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Tukory, Flat For Rent

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Tukory, Flat For Rent

Tukory, Flat For Rent is a newly renovated and well-equipped apartment with internal Garden. This apartment is conveniently located at the historical city center only 5 mins to Palazzo dei Normanni, Catedrale di Palermo, Ballarò and Vucciria markets. In the apartment, you will find Kitchen,...
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Residence Empedocle

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Residence Empedocle

Situated in the heart of Messina, just a few steps away from railway station and from Avenue S. Martino, near to the Courthouse and the central University, just a few kilometers from the motorway, the Hotel Residence Empedocle is the perfect place for people that want to stop in Messina for long or...
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Piazza Tasso BB

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Piazza Tasso BB

In the center of Sorrento, this B & B is located in a building of 1700 in the city's main square, Piazza Tasso. All rooms are equipped with elegant furniture that blends perfectly with the Sorrentino style, for maximum comfort using high quality materials, designed for clients relaxation. Yo...
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Affittacamere Valentina

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Affittacamere Valentina

In the heart of the historic centre of Orvieto, among the quiet and picturesque alleys, stands our house, Affittacamere Valentina. We are conveniently located near historical and cultural attractions, just a few steps away from the Duomo (20mt) and the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo. The bedro...
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Jammin

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Jammin' Beach Hotel

Best budget accommodation in Rimini! Perfectly located just 50m from the beach and 10min walk from the city centre and the Railway Station. Viale Vespucci, the promenade of Rimini Marina Centro is just around the corner with nice shops, good restaurants and famous clubs. The 'Palacongressi' co...
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Lumia Case Vacanza

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Lumia Case Vacanza

Case Vacanze Lumia has independent apartments with private balcony or terrace from which to enjoy a nice sea view. All apartments at the Villas offer fully equipped kitchen and private parking. There is also a barbecue area and complimentary in common One of the most 'beautiful beaches of Sci...
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Palazzo Galletti B&B Boutique Hotel

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Palazzo Galletti B&B Boutique Hotel

Palazzo Galletti is a 14th century small palace, which houses an elegant bed and breakfast in the historic center of Vittorio Veneto. Beautifully restored with attention to detail, Palazzo Galletti Bed & Breakfast offers a memorable stay in unique atmosphere, which couples old-style charm and archit...
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Ancient Romance B&B

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Ancient Romance B&B

Hospitality is making you forget to be a guest. Ancient Romance is a Bed & Breakfast located in the wonderful historical and artistic area of the Vatican City, in the heart of ancient Rome. It is just 50 metres far from Piazza San Pietro and the Vatican Museums. Our B&B has just been renovated...
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Bed a San Pietro

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Bed a San Pietro

Welcome to the rent rooms Bed a San Pietro, your residence close to the Vatican at just 5 minutes from the center of Rome. From here you can reach all most important monuments, walking or by public transport, to enjoy comfortably your vacation in Rome. All rooms of the rent rooms Bed a San Pietro...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Italy.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Italy.

If you're already planning to visit Italy - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

What You Must See

Italy, in general, is amazingly rich in art and history, and Rome is no exception! Since the terrorist attacks in Europe, security measures are strict in most landmarks, and you will notice a strong police force on the streets. You will be required to go through security checks at all major landmarks, which can cause some lines and delays. So here’s the scoop on what to visit!

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The Hidden Charm of Italy - What to Do and See in Bologna

Rome is eternal, Venice is impressive, and Florence artistic, but currently they are all too touristic. However, there is an often neglected Italian city that is neither so famous nor so visited, but frank, charming, delicious and so worth seeing – Bologna. In Italy, it is known as La Dotta, La Grassa, La Rossa (the learned, the fat, the red) and after only a few hours spent in the administrative capital of the region Emilia Romana you will be falling in love with it and planning your next trip.

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Historic centre:

Basic knowledge of Italian history is a valuable asset when visiting a city that is filled with historical sights throughout the city. This goes back to the Etruscans who settled in Italy. It was Julias Caesar who established the city we now know as Florence. It fell into the hands of the Medici during the 1400’s and they allowed the city to flourish in all cultural aspects. They have left many marks in this city that can still be seen today. One of my favorite

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Rimini - destination for perfect vacation

I love visiting seasides, and I love Italy, so it’s not surprising that Rimini has left a great impression on me.

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Roman surroundings

If you are planning to stay in Rome for a quite-long period of time (even if you are not, of course) don’t forget to explore Roman surroundings. Only 40 minutes away from Rome there is the amazing Tivoli where you can visit the beautiful rinascimental Villa d’Este (UNESCO world heritage) and Villa Adriana (and also you can eat the biggest sandwich of your life at Pippo’s). Or if you have time to take a whole day, you can go and visit Canale Monterano (where many movies have been set) and have a pic nic near the old abandoned Cathedral. By the way, Italy is not that big and you can even plan a one-day trip to another region.

Alice D\\

Bus Shuttles to Arese or Serravalle

Hope you enjoy your stay in Italy and find this useful on your trip to Milan and let me know how it went!

Alina Boaca

Food

I have only one thing to ask regarding food, have you actually been in Italy if you didn’t eat Italian pizza while there? Well, that was my guiding thought so I naturally opted for pizza. I did not regret it. There are so pizza places to chose from that is virtually humanly impossible to make a choice. There are several possible ways to solve that problem. One, ask Google, I am sure there are helpful sites with good reviews that will help you choose. Two, ask a local, because they probably know where to find good and yet cheap food. Or three, do as I did, simply let your nose lead you and go there where you smell a fresh pizza. I know I didn’t make mistake and had a pretty good pizza followed by great cup of amazing coffee.

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Monterosso

It’s the biggest one of the five with its population of slighly more than 1500 inhabitants and the one furthest north. Coming from Tuscany this was my first stop while visiting the Cinque Terre, and my jaw literally dropped when I got out of the train station and I found myself directly by the sea (most pleasant train station environment i’ve ever seen in my young life for sure). The train journey itself from Tuscany to Monterosso is quite incredible itself and it’s probably one of the most panoramic train routes in Italy, leading you through the hills overlooking the sea, you have a magnificent view over the translucent blue water in a warm welcoming frame of olive trees.

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Rome, Italy: Places to visit

This is a quick walk through the beautiful Rome – the capital city of Italy. As soon as you arive at the Ciampino Airport, the journey begins. First of all, you have to take a taxi or a bus (there are plenty of them right in front of the airport – I recommend the bus, for 5 euros you can travel comfortable) and go to wherever you are staying.

Ana Stefanel

Walking among history

I think that’s enough shade thrown on Sweden for one day. (It truly an amazing and beautiful country. You should come visit! Just make sure you come for other purposes then the rare phenomena of a sunny day, and you’ll be fine.) Back to Italy, and Rome. I always visit visitacity.com before traveling to a big city like Rome. It’s a good way to make sure you’re not missing anything and you can see everything there is to do at the specific location. Hot tip, they also have an app. I’m not sponsored, I promise (ha ha) it’s just a good app I use frequently. The city of Rome, with all its narrow streets; crowded cafes and gelaterias; beautiful scenery and gorgeous historical architecture scattered around, is a mesmerizing and entertaining experience. Wandering the streets of Rome, you not only feel as if you’re walking around in ancient history – you are! The sights – with all its acclaimed history – is all around you. And no matter where you go you can’t help but stop to consider just how beautiful it is, take some photos, and continue five meters until your jaw drops again and you simply have to stop once more. I would imagine it to be someone with a passion for architecture´s top 5 places for inspiration.

Isabell Andersson

Cities of Italy

Italy is a country with so much to offer! There are loads of lovely cities to visit with so much history to take in. With Rome being the countries capital, it’s a good city to start your adventure. Rome alone is home to many historical landmarks such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Rome also surrounds Vatican City. The Vatican museum has a constant flood of tourists waiting to see sculptures, paintings and of course Michelangelo’s ceiling which is held in the Sistine Chapel. Some may even hope to catch a glimpse of the pope. When it comes to going inside the Vatican Museum, there are certain rules you need to abide by. As a sign of respect, shoulders must be covered. If it’s summer time, you can buy a light scarf which will do. Remember, this is a religious place as well as a tourist attraction. You’re more than welcome to take photos throughout the museum however, cameras in the Sistine Chapel are not allowed. It’s also a room of silence. I have been inside a couple of times and do see people pull out their phones to take photos while having a casual conversation with their friend. It is frustrating when you’re trying to take in all of the culture and other people aren’t showing the same respect. Always be considerate and abide by the rules. It’s about 10 minutes of quiet time and you can always chat away once you’ve left the room. Depending on how long you want to spend in the museum, you can get a guided tour. I have done both and don’t think it’s a necessity for everyone. If you’re happy enough to walk around at your own pace, go for it! 

Casey Hadfield

HISTORY SPOTS

There is a law in Italy which dictates that if there are five or more cats living someplace, you can’t move, chase or hurt them in any way. Therefore, estimated kitty population in Rome is something around 300,000 and many of them live in ancient monuments, even Colosseum.

TrippingWolf

The top 7 must see places and sights:

The cathedral is huge and has no comparision and if you pay a little extra you can climb to the top and see the dome inside and out. it’s a great panorama. Coliseum, Rome’s great gladiatorial arena is the most thrilling of the city’s ancient sights and the one that impressed me the most. Here you should use the skip the line option as well because there are tons of people waiting to get in even early in the morning. Walking around there are lots of ancient ruins and parks: The Roman Forum, the central area around which the ancient Rome was developed; The Circus Maximus which was the largest stadium in ancient Rome and,also, I’ve looked for the Trajan’s Column (Italian: Colonna Traiana) which is a bit historical for us, Romanians, as it shows the history between our founder – Decebal and Trajan, the roman conqueror in those times, or something like that. Interesting nonetheless. The Vittorio Emanuele Monument (Italian: Altare della Patriaor Il Vittoriano) is a huge monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy and if you take a touristic bus you will not miss it. Piazza di Spagnia and the Spanish Steps (Italian: Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti) are a set of steps climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna and its fountain at the base and the imposing Trinità dei Monti church at the top. Around here you can take beautiful pictures of the narrow streets full of motor scooters. Also, if art is what you like you can walk about 500 meters and reach Villa Medici with its art exhibits all year round and interesting garden “all’Italienne” which is unique for Rome. The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and the most beautiful in the world. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome, or their wishes will get fulfilled – whatever you choose to believe. I’ve already been there twice so it must be true. The Pantheon with its thick brick walls and large marble columns makes an immediate impression on visitors. But the most remarkable part of the building is the more than forty-three meter high dome with a hole in it that allows the sun to breach inside. It was the largest dome in the world until 1436 when the Florence Cathedral was constructed. Piazza Navona is one of the most famous and arguably the most beautiful of Rome’s many squares. The large and lively square features no less than three magnificent fountains and a colorful crowd. Its the perfect place to grab something to eat or at least drink some coffee at one of the many caffes with tables outside. P.S. If you have time and is still sunny outside go and see the seaside. They have a direct subway line ?

Julie

Italy: 90 Days on the Island of Elba

Italy: 90 Days on the Island of Elba A few months ago, I was getting off a plane with my skin tanned brown and dust caked under my nails and into my clothes. I was ending a beautiful two weeks in sandy, sunbathed Arequipa, Peru and was greeted with the harsh wind and biting cold of New Jersey in February. I was returning home to Long Island. I have to admit, I had been missing my little beach town but I was coming back here with no idea what to do except to try and pick up a few shifts at my old job, save a bit of money, and… then what?

Simone Roy

Interrailing around Italy

When I was in my last year of high school a question that got asked 24/7 was “where are you gong on your 6th year holiday” and most of the people in my class would reply with “Zante, Ibiza or Magaluf“. These places are what I would call “Hell”. Don’t get my wrong these places probably have beautiful beaches and some great culture but I’m afraid people that go there are not looking for that, they are looking to drink all night, make fools of themselves, go to sleep for 12 hours and not remember a thing when they wake up…fun. For me on the other hand when people would ask me that same question I would reply with “I’m going Interrailing around Italy“, The sheer horror on there faces when I told them I wasn’t going to be drunk every day for 2 weeks straight was remarkable.

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The things you will see

Portoroz is part of the municipality of Piran, an area bordered by Croatia to the east and Italy to the west.  Piran, the birthplace of Italian composer Giuseppe Tartini honors him with a statue inside a square named after him. The square lies adjacent to neat little cafes on cobblestone paths overlooking the marina. It was here at one of the cafes I sat on New Year’s day and watched as the locals jumped into the freezing water as part of the town’s New Year’s day traditions. On the other side of town in an area called Seca, known for it’s camping and bike runs, where bikers can take a ride along the Adriatic sea in full view Croatia and epic scenery of Portoroz and all its amazing orchards and wine vineyards that cover its hills.

Cam Lewis

Few reasons why Catalonia wants the independence?

There have always been people willing the independence in Catalonia but the percentage wasn’t never that high. It increased a lot the past few years with the help of the Spanish government and its leader, Mariano Rajoy who, instead of reaching agreements and use dialogue as a tool to try to maintain Spain “happy” (that would also mean Catalonia), got completely blinded by his fears and forgot what “politics” and “democracy” really mean leaving us sometimes thinking we travelled in time back to 1939 – Franco’s dictatorship – and feeding indirectly the separatist movement with his disrespectful statements. Few reasons why Catalonia wants the independence? Catalonia became a nation in 988. Has its own culture and language. Barcelona is the city in the world that has been bombed more times by Spain. (A bit curious  most punished territory is theoretically “Spanish owned”). Lluis Companys (catalan president) was the only president elected democratically in Europe who got shot and even now Spain is refusing to override symbolically the case. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt31tCJdsLE There are more universities teaching catalan in Germany or Italy than in Spain. Catalan is actually forbidden in the Spanish Parliament. Every year, Catalonia gives to Spain 16.000.000.000 euros more than the money that gets  back from the government. (That’s why we are in debt) Catalonia is the 16% of Spain’s population and contributes with the 20% of the GDP. But only gets back the 9.5% of the State budget. Spain refuses to invest in infrastructures or social action plans in Catalonia. (ex. Mediterranean Corridor) Catalonia’s parliament approved the Autonomy Statute which we presented to the Spanish parliament by 2006, 4 years later, after a long wait (too many pages to read I guess) they basically said “NO”. Catalonia’s president asked for a fiscal agreement similar than the one other Spanish regions already have but also got a “NO”. Catalonia tried to ask permission to elaborate a referendum on self-determination but obviously, got a “NO”. Catalonia realised there was a law approved already by the parliament which specified Catalonia could consult its people about any topic, so Catalonia did it with two questions on November 9th of 2014: – Would you like Catalonia to become an State? – Would you like the State to become independent? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABkfT8ocG0w The Spanish president, Mariano Rajoy started alleging it was unconstitutional, the results wouldn’t be relevant and everyone behind it should be judged. The former president of Catalonia was accused of attempting against the Spanish Constitution and had to attend to court. The votes were declared unofficial and out law and even there was an independent majority, the Spanish government kept acting like nothing was happening.

Mrs. Pushkin

A picturesque weekend in Urbino, Italy

Urbino. A little UNESCO heritage village immersed inside the center of Italy, also well known for the important university that the city has. I had the chance to visit the city quite often, due to the fact that I grow up in Fano (only 1h an 15m from Urbino). If you are looking for a special place where you can go and relax inside the beauty of the Italian artistic history… that’s the right place. The village is situated on the top of a hill and around all you can see are just immense green or white (during the winter season) hills. No contamination, no pollution, no loud noise, just a full immersion inside the typical italian countryside life. The all village is a walled city, where the only thing that escapes from this walls is the immense medieval palace of the Montefeltro duke of Urbino.

Olga Bartolucci

The Food

From the beginning, we were amazed by how many restaurants in Milan and in Italy in general were. In some streets, they were literally ten by each others’ side, all looking great, full of people, all doing just fine. A few of those I really want to mention.

Daria Fester

Venice stinks – FALSE

It is very common to hear this. But no, it’s false. Venice is a very peculiar city: no cars, no factories, just few boats. This means that Venice is not a polluted city and one of the most livable in Italy. So, where does this legend come from? Few years ago in Venice there was an exceptional low tide (this happens commonly every 20-30 years) and many canals ended without water for almost 12 hours. Due to this, most of fishes died. Yes, in that occasion the city was extremely smelly, but only for few days.

Ale Vidal

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