Rimini is the cheapest and Elba beats Ibiza: Italy is rediscovering a low cost destination

If you want to save something next summer, you should stay in Italy. Not only because you save the cost of the flight, but because (surprisingly) you pay less for your stay than abroad. In fact, the hotels overlooking the shores of the coasts and islands of our house cost less (35% on average) than those of the most popular destinations abroad. With Rimini winning the most economical destination palmares (121 euros per night for a good quality hotel) beating for convenience Malta, Rhodes or Crete considered in the tourist imaginary as low cost destinations. While between the islands the Elba and Ischia boast prices that are half of those of Santorini, Ibiza and Formentera. To reveal it is a survey carried out by Tripadvisor, perhaps the most famous site for the “advice” on travel, which also reveals the top 10 national and international summer holidays of Italians

The Italian top ten
Among our countrymen who will spend their summer holidays on the national soil, the Island of Elba has turned out to be the most popular destination by conquering the first position in the Top 10. At the regional level, it is Puglia to be the master with well three destinations in the standings: Ugento in second position, Porto Cesareo (7th) and Vieste (8th). The only other award-winning region is Emilia Romagna, with Rimini on the podium in third place and Riccione (9th). The classification is completed by San Vito lo Capo (4th), Villasimius (5th), Ricadi (6th) and Ischia (10th). In the Italian classification, the Tyrrhenian is the most represented sea (6 destinations out of 10) and also the one with the highest average night rate (159 euros). Ionian and Adriatic, with 2 destinations each, record an average cost per night of hotels of € 140 and € 142 respectively.

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Comparing the average rates of hotels bookable on Tripadvisor in the national destinations preferred by Italians with those of international destinations shows that travelers who spend the summer at home will spend an average of 35% less than those who go abroad. Rimini is the most convenient destination with an average night rate of 121 euros. Formentera is the most expensive with an average of 325 euros. With the exception of Villasimius in Sardinia – 247 euros per night on average for 1730 euros per week – all the other 9 Italian destinations have prices that are around 131 euros (San Vito Lo Capo, Vieste and Porto Cesareo) and 162-163 euros at night (Island of Elba and Riccione) with the cost of the week that is around one thousand euros.

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Although the maritime destinations are the main protagonists of the ranking of the most popular destinations by Italians for next summer, there are also some cities that have always been in the hearts of tourists from all over the world such as New York, London and Paris respectively , eighth and ninth. The seaside destinations are captained by Santorini (1st), followed by Ibiza (2nd), Crete (3rd), Mallorca (4th), Rhodes (5th), Formentera (6th) and Malta which closes the Top 10 international (10th).

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