If you told me that you hated Italy, I wouldn’t believe you. Hey everyone and welcome back to this week’s travel post. I really just love doing these posts. They are a wonderful breath of fresh air especially since it has been snowing in Denver for what feels like a week. I got married last year and we thought we would go to Italy for our honeymoon. We immediately started learning Italian and I started rampaging through Airbnb like a beaver looking for the best places to stay. Well, life happens and we are going to have to put that trip off for a little while but I wanted to share with you some Airbnb’s that I found in my hunt that are simply swoon-worthy- and most of them are under $100/night! How wonderful is that? You can’t even stay at Motel 6 for under $100 a night in the states anymore.
I love Europe because you can truly travel Europe in comfort without spending an arm and a leg. I think that traveling on its own is easy but trying to find those deals that make traveling for me so much more fun. Sure, dropping $300 a night on a place to stay is a no brainer and also pretty easy regardless of where you go. Finding those spots around the world that are worth their value in gold is always what I am interested in. They usually are cheaper than any hotel room and usually just so much better all around.
As I said in my last little Airbnb round up where I featured some awesome places in Germany, I am super picky about where I will stay. Cleanliness is my top priority and I want to be wowed. Most of us can’t travel as much as we would like. I know I only go on maybe one or two trips a year so why not try to make those trips as magical as possible? I think, no I know it is possible to do even on a budget. I want to just marvel in the places that I travel, and I love to immerse myself in the culture and staying local is pretty much the only way to really do that. I also want to stay in a place that is architecturally pleasing as well as pleasing to the eye. I want to stay in a place of beauty and let me tell you that Italy has enough beauty to go around. Let’s dive right in.
1) Entire Loft in Rome
If you want a chic place to stay in Rome, look no further. Coming in at just $88 a night and stellar reviews from over 200 past guests. The whitewashed walls in this Airbnb give it a simplistic feel yet still elegant. I love the architectural vibe throughout the entire space, and I think at that price you really can’t find a better deal in the heart of Rome. The space is small with only one bed and can really only accommodate two people comfortably. This listing also includes access to a private hot tub, smart TV, coffee maker, Wi-Fi and a washer and dryer which can be extremely useful if you are traveling for an extended amount of time!
2) Loft ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I mean it has to be a winner from that title, right? This one is located in Florence, Italy and brings a lot of modern aesthetic to the popular European style. I love the floating stairs contrasting with the organic feel of the brick wall. This is a rather small Airbnb with really only enough room for two people or a couple. This Airbnb is only $55 a night which is freaking crazy considering how beautiful it is with such a high rating from past guests! Airbnb does not report a carbon monoxide detector or smoke alarm being installed in this unit but that could possibly be common in Italy. This seems like a great option if you want to be in the middle of it all in Florence!
3) Splendido Loft Appartamento Vicino a Piazza Dei Spagna
Oh my gosh… it’s beautiful. I am packing my bags as we speak and sprinting in the general direction of this Airbnb. I am flying across the Atlantic like a freaking vampire. LOL. But seriously, I would love to stay in this magnificent space. Bravo to whoever designed this little apartment. I absolutely adore the beams and the natural light that floods in the main area of this space. It looks like the living room? It is once again light and airy with much of the walls being coated in delicious white paint. I would cook in this kitchen in a heartbeat. The bathroom is also tasteful and looks large enough. I know that the bathrooms can be quite teensy in Europe. It also comes with your own patio to sip wine and eat your weight in pasta. I mean what else would you ever want.
4) Old Hayloft on the Chianti Hills
Next, we venture to Greve in Chianti, Firenze, Italy. I am not sure where that is but it sounds wonderful. This unit looks absolutely adorable and fits into my vision of the classic Italian chalet perfectly. This Airbnb can host up to four guests with two bedrooms, four beds, and one bath. Previous guests have reported it is sparkling clean which is exactly what I want to hear. There is free parking on the premises, Wi-Fi, an indoor fireplace which might be interesting, and there seems to be vineyards all around this little cabin which is always a plus in my book. There is also a pool on the grounds that looks like it came right out of a movie set. Did I mention that it is only $57 a night?
5) Suggestivo Appartamento in Sasso in Borgo Antico
This place is simply cool! I love the walls and how they preserved the original structure of the building. This unit was recently renovated and as such, it is slightly over my $100 a night threshold coming in at $104 a night. The view from this Airbnb is absolutely exceptional though and I think if you really want a feel for ancient Italy you will definitely get it from this space. This listing is located in the village of Sopravilla and is right on the banks of Lake Como! Many reviewers said that the hosts were wonderful to work with and were available whenever they needed them. It is always nice to be able to refer to locals that will be so helpful and friendly. Definitely a great option if you want to check out the area of Lake Como!
6) Romantic Treehouse in Monferrato
Italian treehouse anyone? Do I even need to say more? This one does come in much higher than my $100 a night budget but I really wanted to include it because I think treehouses are super unique to Airbnb’s and anytime I come across one I have to highlight it. This Airbnb is located in northern Italy in the town of San Salvatore Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy. I have never even heard of this place but it looks absolutely beautiful from the pictures. It also snows in this region of Italy which I think would be fun to experience. Staying in a treehouse at Christmas time sounds dreamy. You have access to a large pool on the grounds and the treehouse is nicely equipped with all the essentials that you would need as well as free parking on site which is always a plus. The treehouse is heated and everyone says that the hosts are wonderful to work with and make breakfast every morning! Definitely a great option if you are wanting to go somewhere off the beaten path in northern Italy!
7) Colosseum Dream Casa, Rome City Center
And we are back in Rome! This is such a unique little spot that I had to include it. When I was researching listings this one stopped me right in my tracks. Coming in at $70 a night this little studio apartment in the heart of Rome is so eclectic! It is again in the heart of the city and it provides guests the chance to simply walk to all of the most popular tourist destinations in the city of Rome. If you like unique experiences definitely give this one a look!
8) Trullo del 1800 in Valle d-atria
This listing is so Instagram worthy lol. I think I have seen these little huts on Instagram, and you can see why! They are absolutely picturesque. Coming in at just $98 a night you will get an entire little hut to yourself in the town of Cisternino, Brindisi, Apulia, Italy. This unit can host up to five guests comfortably so larger groups are welcome! Recent guests have said the house is sparkling clean and it is a laptop-friendly space, includes air conditioning and parking is included on-site. The kitchen in this little trullo is super unique as well. I love the vibe of this listing and it’s not surprising that guests say staying here is a “once in a lifetime experience”.
9) Trullo Aromatic Green
Yet another little trullo in the town of Ostuni, Apulia, Italy. Super unique listing to Italy and I love the feel of the entire space. It seems like a very ancient part of Italy that would be very interested to explore. Those domed ceilings are something else! This one is priced at $98 a night as well!
10) Sea view, Fresh Breakfast, Balcony
Last but certainly not least is this amazing room with a sea view. It is a part of a local bed and breakfast perched on the cliffs of Liguria, Italy. This sea town is unbelievably picturesque, and I have heard it is actually quite expensive to stay in areas of Italy along the coast. This view is better than some of the views you would get from some five-star resorts and at the price of $76, a night with breakfast included I don’t see how you could go wrong. I would sit on that balcony all day!
I hope you enjoyed taking a stroll with me through Italy and this post will give you some insight on where to stay and what sections of Italy really speak to you. I hope to take some time to see the country of Italy soon and stay at some of these amazing Airbnb’s! If you would like to create an Airbnb account or would like to peruse the site, you can use my link which will give you $55 off your first stay!
Until next time happy travels!