The 10 best budget places to stay in Italy
Sawday’s lady on the ground in Italy, Nicole Franchini proves that you don’t have to have the funds of a Medici to enjoy the splendours of Italy. Here, she selects her top places to stay around the country from Sawday’s new Special Places to Stay: Italy guide
Agriturismo Livadia, Gizzeria, Catanzaro, Calabria
On a gently sloping hillside gazing out to the Mediterranean, surrounded by olive trees and a heady mix of tropical plants, enjoy the peace of the family home of Clelia and her parents. The four simple but homely apartments are in the family’s main house, and the four rooms are on the hillside just below the pool. Tuck in to breakfasts of fresh bread, jams and fruit from the farm in the rustic loggia dining room. Children will love the pool, play area and table football. Go horse riding or hike the nearby mountain reserve, visit archaeological sites and medieval villages, then return to evening meals of mouthwatering Calabrian recipes.
Doubles from €60 including breakfast.
Agriturismo Livadia (00 39 0968 466 415; agriturismolivadia.com).
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