When you’re unfamiliar with a language, it’s helpful when that culture has adopted a few words of your native tongue over the years. In Italy’s case, you’ll find English words popping up frequently. So even though there’s a perfectly good Italian word for “hotel,” you’ll more often than not see […]

Accommodation Terms in Italy

Just as not all travelers look alike, neither does all budget travel. Some people like staying in hostels and meeting other travelers. Others prefer to get a little more off the beaten path and meet the locals. In Italy, two ways to do the latter are staying in monasteries (or […]

Budget Accommodations in Italy: Monasteries and Agriturismo