How to Save Money on an Italian Vacation

Apr 19, 2017 330

BY: SHIVANI VORA

Italy is an enduring popular vacation destination. But if you’re looking for a luxurious getaway, it can also be pricey, according to Andrea Grisdale, the owner of IC Bellagio, a Lake Como-based travel company that sells trips to Italy. “Five-star hotels aren’t cheap,” Ms. Grisdale said. “And meals can also cost a lot.” But wallet watchers dreaming of an upscale Italian holiday can have it, she said. Her tips are below.

SKIP PEAK SEASON Italy’s high tourist season — when hotels are the most expensive — runs from mid-May through mid-September. In the spring and the fall, however, hotel rooms are about 30 percent cheaper. Even better deals await those who visit between mid-November and early March. While many beachside hotels are closed, city properties offer attractively priced extras like room upgrades and food and beverage credits.

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SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com

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