Italy on a budget
Great deals for your next cheap holiday to Italy
Italy is a country rich in diverse cultures, cuisine and wine, and its historical attractions draw millions of tourists every year. Venice is dream-like, with waterways and Byzantine-inspired architecture, whilst Milan is the quintessential shopping resort, awash with world-famous fashion. Florence is the home of delicious Chianti wine, and its hills provide the perfect setting for relaxed strolls in the sun. Rome, meanwhile, needs no introduction. Arguably once the capital of the world, this cosmopolitan city boasts both the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican.
With such an amazing set of credentials, you'd be forgiven for thinking that cheap holidays to Italy were rare. But you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy your dream destination - book private accommodation through HomeAway, and you can afford to explore the best of this magnificent country.
Cheap holidays to Tuscany and Florence
Perhaps most famous for its wine and cuisine, a holiday in Tuscany promises a feast for the senses. Culinary highlights include Chianti wine, cured meats and some of the world's finest olive oil, all to be enjoyed in rustic trattorias. Fine art draws tourists from around the world, with extraordinary paintings and sculptures spanning civilisations and centuries. From the Etruscans to the Romans, and from the Renaissance to today, Tuscany boasts world-famous artworks such Michelangelo's sculpture 'David'. Home to stunning scenery and the cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena, cheap holidays to Tuscany herald a truly amazing experience.
Tuscany Holiday Villas
There's no other city in the world quite like Rome. Its epic architecture and monuments have dwarfed civilisations for centuries, and today this bustling metropolis promises to awaken the senses. Nicknamed the Eternal City, Italy's capital will enthral and amaze. It boasts one of the world's largest concentrations of UNESCO sites, including the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Forum and the Catacombs. It also boasts an array of world-famous museums and galleries, housing pieces by Botticelli, Da Vinci and Raphael. From the sacred Vatican City to the beautiful Trevi Fountain, you'll need a few cheap holidays to Rome to sample everything it has to offer!
Venture off the coast of Italy and you'll discover the beauty and diversity of Sicily. Awash with stunning landscapes and breathtaking beaches, it's the perfect destination when in need of a relaxing break. Of course, the island offers much more than sun, sea and sand - its ancient heritage and colourful culture are incredibly diverse. The capital of Palermo boasts cosmopolitan cafés, boutique-lined streets and delicious cuisine, whilst Giardini Naxos proffers pebble beaches and water sports. Dine al-fresco with a glass of almond wine in hand, or simply laze the days away on the sun-drenched coast. For families and couples alike, cheap holidays to Sicily are a fantastic choice.
Frequently featured in films, music and literature, we've long been captivated by the romance of Venice. Its canals and gondolas are famous around the world, not to mention its huge array of attractions. The Rialto Bridge and Doge's Palace are two of the city's most popular sites, as well as the famous Bridge of Sighs. Visitors can travel back in time to the days of Casanova at the Ca' Rezzonico, or explore the colourful street markets selling delicious Italian ingredients. Of course, fine dining is guaranteed at one of the city's many trattorias. For a romantic break or family getaway, cheap holidays to Venice are a great choice this year.
Finding cheap holidays to Italy has never been easier, thanks to last-minute flights and private accommodation options. Here at HomeAway, we have an enormous variety of cottages, villas and apartments to choose from; from Roman-inspired villas to apartments above Venetian waterways. Wherever you want to go, and whatever you want to do, we'll find something to suit you and your family's needs.
Booking accommodation directly with the owner is the best way to take control of your holiday. You can choose an apartment in the heart of the city, or a cottage amidst the countryside. What's more, making fantastic savings will help you make the most of your break. Whether you want to hire a boat in Sicily or take a cooking class in Florence, booking through HomeAway allows you to enjoy your break to the fullest.