Cheap summer holidays in Italy 2021

What is the cheapest holiday destination in Italy? Let's have a closer look at low cost holidays in Italy this summer.

Cheap summer holidays in Italy 2021
26 July 2021, Redaction

In the second COVID summer, many people have not yet booked their holidays due to uncertainty related to the pandemic and travel restrictions. Many therefore will opt to book as late as possible and take advantage of last-minute deals in Italy. If you are looking for a cheap holiday in Italy this summer 2021, there are still many options, from all inclusive Italy holidays, to beach holidays. You might even be able to take advantage of Italy's holiday bonus if you're a resident in Italy in order to help you get a cheap deal this summer 2021. So, how can I stay in Italy for cheap? What is the cheapest holiday destination in Italy? Here are some suggestions of destinations for your 2021 holidays in Italy

Sardinia

Sardinia
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Sardinia is not just about Porto Cervo or Stintino and isn't just for those with a higher budget. Sardinia is an area rich in beaches for all tastes and all budgets. The area of Carbonia Iglesias, for example, is magnificent, wild and inexpensive, without detracting from the charm of the famous Sardinian sea. Costa Rei, in the south east, also has plenty of unspoilt beaches for those who wish to enjoy the sea without being caught up in the whirlwind of tourism and here, you'll also be able to find cheaper accommodation and food.

Sicily

Sicily
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Heading to Sicily, for a cheap holiday in Italy this summer, Trapani is an area where paradisiacal beaches and genuine, low-cost hospitality abound. For those who wish to explore, it is easy and affordable to reach destinations such as Erice, the Egadi Islands or the Zingaro Nature Reserve where you'll forget about all your worries and only focus on relaxing in paradise. 

Puglia

Puglia
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Salento remains the pearl of Puglia, also known as Apulia, but not everyone knows that the sea is not only splendid in the renowned Maldive del Salento. For some more affordable Italian destinations, just head up towards Taranto, for example near Campomarino di Maruggio, to find the same transparent waters at much lower prices. Other seaside destinations in Apulia are Monopoli, Polignano a Mare and Otranto.

Tuscany

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Moving north in Italy, Tuscany is also a holiday destination that can be cheap if you look in the right place. The Tuscan sea holds a few surprises in store, and low-cost destinations include Ansedonia, between Argentario and Capalbio, as well as Marina di Cecina, Talamone and Principina a Mare, near Grosseto.

Basilicata

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Basilicata is an often forgotten about and under-the-radar destination for tourists who visit Italy. However, it's another great option for a cheap holiday in Italy this summer 2021. This destination is also perfect for those who aren't so keen on beach holidays. We highly recommend Matera which is a UNESCO world heritage site and also one of the world's oldest inhabited cities. Prices here are very reasonable and you'll be able to find cheap accommodation and restaurants easily. 

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