Italy seems to have everything, from sprawling
hills, and snow capped mountains, to fertile soil in hundreds of
vineyards, and to top it all off, the wide open seas. This boot-shaped
country also takes pride in a vast and diverse culture and history.
Its history is the amalgamation of different cultures spanning not
only Europe and Asia but also the world.
It was once known as the centre of trade, industry,
and power during the pinnacle of the Roman Empire. It is also the
seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and home to a pool of highly
creative people who created priceless works of art like the Mona
Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Historical landmarks also abound in Italy like
the Basilica of St. Peter where all the modern Popes assume their
seat as the father of the Roman Catholic Church. The legendary Coliseum
is also a spot worth mentioning, as it was an engineering marvel
of its time, and the venue of all Roman celebrations and battles
of the gladiators. As if that wasn’t enough. Lake Como is
a popular destination for the rich and famous who just wants to
get away of all the pressures of being a celebrity.
With all this on offer, even the average backpacker
can uncover Italy’s treasure trove, courtesy of the hostels
in Italy. Rome is one of the most popular hostel destinations
world-wide, and is home to some ground-breaking budget options.
The Alessandro palace hostel has an energy-saving air conditioning
system and heating units. A proud member of Europe’s Famous
Hostels, Alessandro Palace has its on site pub with TV satellite
and the cheapest drink specials in town.
Exquisite inside out, Hostel Beautiful was awarded
the Most Improved Hostel Award worldwide. Modern amenities coupled
with a relaxing ambiance make this the perfect getaway from the
bright lights of the big city.
Italy’s Mosaic Hostel is only a few blocks
away from central Termini, and offers clean spacious rooms. Especially
designed for web enthusiasts, Mosaic’s lobby is built with
Wi-fi unlimited access.
Far from the bustle of central Rome stands Hotello
di Roma. It offers quality lodging at a very competitive price,
in a splendid 18th century Villa rising amidst the elegance of San
If you want to stay close to the Vatican
Museum, B&B Le Sebille Bed and Breakfast is a good choice. Equipped
with every kind of comfort you could ask for, Le Sebille offers
spacious apartment rooms.