An affordable Italian vacation
Posted on Wednesday 01 December 2010
Planning fun things to do on a vacation to Italy can rack up quite an intimidating bill, but tourists don't have to overspend to have a good time in the European country. AOL has laid out a few tips for Indians who are looking to have affordable Rome holidays.
To get the best deal on a hotel stay and airfare, travelers should know that the optimal time to book a trip in Italy's off-season, which begins around October in the northern part of the country. May through August are peak tourist seasons when locals go on vacation and foreigners come to enjoy the food, wine and shopping, so prices tend to increase during the summer.
Rather than paying a high price for admission to an art museum, savvy travelers can take a walking tour of public sculptures and discover local artists selling their work on the streets. Also, hotel concierges are very knowledgeable about the city, so they may be able to recommend where to find free galleries.
Dining out while in Italy is a must, as the country is known for its delectable dishes. A great way to save a bit of money is to order pasta, which the locals consider to be an appetizer. However, to most people, the portion is large enough to satisfy one's appetite for the entire meal.
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