3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2015 4:06 PM by CariJ RSS

Italy on a budget

abbyseamus Member
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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!

 

Thanks,

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  • Re: Italy on a budget
    fschumpert Platinum 22 Reviews
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    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?

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    • Re: Italy on a budget
      iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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      All great questions fschumpert and once us Insiders get the answers I know we can help give abbyseamus some wonderful ideas.

       

      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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  • Re: Italy on a budget
    CariJ Marriott Associate Member
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    I love this discussion you've started, abbyseamus. With Italy being a popular (and often expensive) destination, I'm curious to hear what tips and tricks Insiders have on this topic.


    I also would like to welcome to the Marriott Rewards Insiders forum! Insiders is for members to share experiences, perspectives and insights, travel photography, discussions about properties, and ask questions to a network of travelers (as you've done here) who are happy to share their insights.Feel free to check out our Getting Started Guide for tips on how to enhance your experience with the forum.


    Always feel free to reach out to me (CariJ), lindseyh, or joshm with questions or concerns about anything Marriott Rewards or the site. We make up the moderation team for the forum and we are here to help.

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