Italy’s stunning beauty might break the lens on your camera, but these Airbnbs in Italy aren’t going to break your wallet. With a bit of effort, Italy is a country where you can find comfortable, private lodging for well under $200/night — especially if you’re willing to sacrifice extra space for a memorable view. That way, you’ll have extra cash for dining, which is going to leave a major dent if you do Italy the right way.

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Dreamy and affordable: here are some of the best Airbnbs in Italy

1. Trulo Aromatic Green in Ostuni

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How does crashing in a domed castle with jaw-dropping views of Ostuni’s surrounding countryside sound? The word romantic comes to mind but somehow doesn’t quite seem to cut it — it’s almost hard to believe this spot is actually real. The castle sleeps six in three bedrooms, but you’ll probably spend most of your time out on the massive patio, perhaps lying on the hammock or meandering through fully-bloomed gardens and up the stone staircases. The entire place costs only $109 per night, a far better deal than you’ll find at the nice hotels in town — especially when split among friends.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $109 per night

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2. La Salentina on the Salento Peninsula

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La Salentina sits just outside of the city of Tricase within the natural beauty of the Salento Peninsula — the heel of the boot. It has views of the nearby Adriatic Sea and a patio rivaling that of an upscale Italian beach resort. With nine beds for up to nine guests, you’ll need the large patio and lawn chairs for afternoon social sessions. The house is only $120 per night. Come soon and stay long, a sentiment you’ll get used to around here.

Nine guests, four bedrooms
Price: $83 per night

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3. Historic Villa with Island Views of Lago Maggiore

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Lago Maggiore is home to a series of rolling hills and small islands jutting out from the water, and you’ll sit right above the water in this villa, which retains old charm while certainly not shorting on modern comforts. Epic patio dinner, anyone? Plus, there’s a telescope in the bedroom facing out over the lake, so you can spend your days staring out at the islands and your nights looking up at the stars. Sleeping four at just $191 per night, your crew can even splurge on a nice bottle of wine to enhance the experience.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $191 per night

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4. La Maison Bellevue Rome Airbnb

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This flat is like that Neil Diamond song, “Up on the Roof,” only better because you’re in Rome. From your rooftop perch you’ll overlook the dramatic landscape of the city. It’s right in the heart of Rome, near the Spanish Steps and walking distance to some of the best pasta dishes and wine pairings you’ll ever experience. There are two beds, one bedroom, and up to four can stay at a time. And at its price, you really can’t go wrong.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $97 per night

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5. La Casetta Di Nana Airbnb in Naples, Italy

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A cottage overlooking the water on the Amalfi Coast is about as dreamy as it gets. The view from the living room couch will nearly have you convinced that you’re on a boat crossing the adjacent Tyrrhenian Sea. You’re also less than two miles from Sorrento, so you know the Limoncello is going to be on point. La Cassetta Di Nana sleeps up to three guests, but it’s ideal for a couple as you’ll wake up to a view of the water, which can cause things to get a bit steamy.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $121 per night

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6. Terraced apartment Airbnb in Positano

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This loft, and its accompanying view of the Positano coastal area, are worth a trip to Italy in and of themselves. It’s big enough that the cool breeze of the coast whistles through the apartment while offering the seclusion of a walled-off terrace. It’s on that terrace that you and up to seven other people will likely spend most of your time. You’ll have everything you need right there, as well. The spot is walking distance to the town center, public transit, and, of course, restaurants.

Price: $403 per night

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7. Casa do Saraceno Siracusa Airbnb in Sicily

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This place is basically a mansion right on the waterfront. It looks like something you’d see used for a swanky aperitivo party scene on a movie set, with characters dressed to the nines sipping fine wines from crystal glasses. You’ll be doing exactly that with a party of up to six people, most likely alternating between talking in disbelief about the setting you’ve found yourselves in and arguing about who gets the hammock next.

Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $156 per night

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8. Historic apartment Airbnb in Venice

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This snug two-bedroom flat is within walking distance of the heart of Venice, not far from the Grand Canal. Sip wine by moonlight as you look out over the city, taking in the canals and rooftops, the city’s energy buzzing below you. As an added bonus, you’re only a five-minute walk from St. Mark’s Basilica and the city’s legendary dining scene. This apartment sleeps four guests in two bedrooms.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $192 per night

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9. Private villa Airbnb on the Amalfi Coast

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You’re coming to the Amalfi Coast to stare in awe at the classic cliff-lined architecture as much as the coast itself, and there’s nary a better place to do it than on the balcony of this two-bed, four-person villa. You’ll be within walking distance of the town center and the cathedral of Amalfi, but good luck pulling yourself away from the views. This one is among the more pricey options on the list, but when split between two couples, you’ll still be able to dine with class.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $156 per night

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10. Chiara’s House on the Amalfi Coast

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You’ll have to walk 100 steps to reach Chiara’s House (or pay 1 euro for an elevator), but the sweeping vista is worth the effort. Every room looks out towards the deep blue sea. You’ll be less than a mile from the town center, enough to relax over a bottle of fine Biancolella on the balcony without being hounded by the noise of bustling tourists below.

Price: $163 per night

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11. Change subheading from “Coloftseum in Rome”

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This loft offers everything you need for a stay in Rome. It’s located in the ancient neighborhood of Rione Monti, within walking distance of the Colosseum in a district loaded with excellent dining, drinking, and culture-seeking options. There’s one bed, but the owner allows up to three people to go in on this cozy spot.

Price: $76 per night

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12. Torre View Florence rooftop Airbnb

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Torre View puts you above Florence with views stretching out across the city. Because this is an attic-level apartment, you can see 360-degrees around you from the patio. On the inside, enjoy a comfortable living and dining space that opens out onto the terrace. The bedroom is cozy and refurbished, and there’s no better patio in Italy on which to enjoy morning coffee.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $202 per night

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13. Prestigious historic residence in Florence

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If Italian style and Euro luxury are what you’re after, it gets no better than this Airbnb in Italy’s finest city, Florence. Its location is ideal for sightseeing, but we wouldn’t blame you if you spend most of your time here sipping wine with your mouth agape.

Five guests, three bedrooms
Price: $592 per night

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14. Elegant and Modern Apartment Next to the Piazza del Duomo

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With an incredible view of Duomo Plaza out the window and a well-tapered interior that bets for lounging, this Airbnb is one of Milano’s finest. Glamour isn’t in the name, but deciding whether this place is more glamour or more elegant will take up the first 20 minutes of your stay.

Five guests, two bedrooms
Price: $405 per night

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15. Duomo luxury Airbnb in Milan

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The Duomo is surrounded by posh accommodations, and this unit is proof. Beds feature high-thread-count sheets and the entire place looks fit for royalty. For such a historic location, you’ll enjoy quite a bit of luxury — including a smart TV, full kitchen that actually fits you and your party, and (here’s the kicker), easily accessible parking.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $256 per night

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16. Unique luxury Milan Airbnb near Duomo

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Few properties — if any — have a better straight-on view of the Milan Duomo than this one. If you plan to work remotely on your trip, this apartment is a great option because of its reliably fast WiFi. You’ll also love the terrace, the best place to park yourself over a cocktail when its time for a sundowner.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $256 per night

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17. Stylish and quiet central Milan Airbnb

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The city of style never looked so cozy. Hardwood floors hold expansive seating and a kitchen that’s fit for an amateur chef. Lounge in front of the LED tv and take advantage of the fast WiFi when work calls. This property is excellent for two couples vacationing together, or a small group.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $282 per night

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18. Lakeview Airbnb above Lake Como Bellagio

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The Villa Serbelloni never looked as good as it does from the balcony at this apartment. The colors of the hills perfectly contrast with the historical center surrounding the Airbnb. Inside, relax on plush furniture and across two floors, there’s room for both relaxing time alone and social happy hours on the terrace.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $196 per night

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19. Admire Bellagio from stylish Airbnb

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The smell of a lake is unmistakable. You’ll wake up to Lake Como’s scent, and go to bed to the sound of its ripples at this high-end Airbnb. It’s cozy and efficient, with all the trimming you need for an adventurous stay — room to relax, room to prep, and even room to cook. Easy access to amenities and the lake is the draw, but the unit is well-kept to boot.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $147 per night

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20. Italian heaven Airbnb on Lake Como

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How does a spa soak after a day on the lake sound? We’re guessing pretty awesome. That’s on offer here at this property, where you have access to a spa alongside a unit that might as well be located in the middle of a forest (it pretty much is). Varenna is right up the way, and on-lake activities and shoreside views are right out your door.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $165 per night

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21. Casa Isola

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If you’re like us, you’ve daydreamed about living in a castle on a lake. This is your chance to bring that dream to fruition. The property is historic but luxurious, with romantic bedding areas and interior design that’s straight out of a movie. You’ll be right above the harbor, with easy access to the water and to some of Lake Como’s finest dining options.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $193 per night

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22. Villa Bouganvillea Airbnb on Capri

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Capri is Italian island life, defined. This property is the best place to experience it, with evenings on the terrace under romantic lighting with wine in hand. If relaxation is a big part of your holiday plan, this is the place to do it, on a deck chair overlooking the island with a plate of appetizers prepared at the chef’s kitchen inside.

Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $255 per night

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23. Casa Luna Caprese

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The Piazzetta di Capri is a must-do when on Capri, and this Airbnb makes getting there a breeze. Beyond that, enjoy long strolls in the sun and breakfast (and lunch, and dinner) on the terrace overlooking the island’s rocky terrain. The food is just as good here as anywhere, but you’ve never seen Italy look like this.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $443 per night

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24. Elegant suite overlooking the Faraglioni cliffs

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The Mediterranean never looked quite as good as it does from the top of the Faraglioni cliffs. This is perhaps the most romantic Airbnb in Italy, with a terrace to die for and plenty of nearby spots to grab a bottle of wine to enjoy upon it. The interior is well-furnished and cozy, with window views that tease the patio and a bedroom that’s perfect for couples.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $603 per night

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25. Casa Fiore Airbnb with sea view above Capri

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No matter the weather, the terrace at this Capri Airbnb is top-notch. The marina is right below you, making for easy access to the water and you’ll also have no problem finding a good bite to eat nearby. WiFi is good, views are better. If traveling with your partner, there’s no chance this spot won’t impress.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $241 per night

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