Looking for places to stay in the summer for me and my girlfriends, we have around a week which we want to spend in italy. We have limited budget and we're looking for some time on the beach and great food!
Well, your question is a good one, but would require more information for suggestions. For instance, where do you plan to fly to (southern or northern Italy)?Venice is on the Adriatic coast, but not a good beach area. Cinque Terre, near Pisa, or Portofino, near Genoa, are on the Italian coast in the North, while flying into Naples (South) would afford stays in Amalfi Coast area, including Sorrento, a favorite of many, Positano, and Isle of Capri, but these areas are not cheap.
Do you plan to rent a car, or travel on land via train, or bus?
Are you planning to utilize Marriott points for hotel stays, or would you prefer lower-cost B&B facilities?
As you mentioned most of the western beach areas are not cheap at all, but oh so beautiful along the Amalfi Coast. The great food she desires is pretty much a given in the entire country, I find even more so in the smaller cities, towns, villages.
There may be cheaper flights into Milan Malpensa than Venice for northern Italy flights and then take the train to their desired location. Renting a car is a true joy yet probably not the cheapest mode of transportation.
Many things to consider so we will have to see what they come up with.
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