About Italy Bed & Breakfasts
Bed and breakfast establishments are uniformly located throughout Italy. The largest part of all B&B are in urban areas and there are numerous properties in the countryside. The typical B&B in Italy has from one to six rooms, most commonly three-room accommodation is provided. Usually the rooms are part of the private home of the bed and breakfast. Thus the guests receive quality accommodation, personal service and profound knowledge of the area for a better price compared to a hotel or larger lodging establishment. At present there are around 20 000 bed and breakfast properties in Italy. Italians call bed and breakfasts camere in case private, pensiones, camere presso l'abitante and agriturismo for the farm B&Bs.
Italy is located on the Apennine Peninsula (a.k.a. the Italian Peninsula) in Southern Europe, and on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The country has 20 regions. Several of its most famous cities are Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Florence, Venice. Italy has plenty to offer to its visitors. You can see Roman ruins, admire magnificent pieces of Renaissance architecture and art, and enjoy splendid landscapes. The three millennia of history and culture have influenced the cultural and political development of whole Europe. Therefore it is not a surprise that in 2005 Italy has been ranked the fifth major tourist destination in the world by the World Tourism Organization. The country is interesting not only for the centuries of historic and cultural heritage. Modern Italy is fascinating, volatile and stylish. You can indulge in delicious food, quality wine and stunning fashion. The largest metropolitan areas of Milan, Rome, Turin and Naples are also the largest business centers of the country. In 2006 Italy is ranked the seventh largest economy in the world and the fourth largest in Europe.