5 Springtime Italian Coast Getaways for Less

It’s common for hotels along the Italian coast to be closed during the winter months and full to capacity during the summer. But between these extremes, the spring months offer an attractive combination of mild temperatures and lack of crowds. Hotels from the Lake District to the Amalfi Coast, all the way to Sardinia offer discounts for the season’s first visitors in April, May and sometimes well into June.

Sun on the Shores of Lake Como

At the Grand Hotel Tremezzo on the shores of Lake Como, preseason rates start at $495 per night, compared to $750 per night for high season. This hotel is unique for its swimming experience; a floating pool is set right in the waters of Lake Como. In addition to beautiful water views, this family-owned property dating back to 1910 looks out at the Grigne Mountains and the village of Bellagio.

Boutique Savings On the Sea

Casa Angelina, a 39-room boutique hotel on the Amalfi Coast, reopened for the season on March 24. Located in the town of Praiano, with views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, this hotel also offers four rooms in old fishermen’s houses. Rooms during the summer months start at $961 per night, but during the spring start at $604 per night. A special offer available through May 15 includes extra savings: a further 10 percent room discount and a $99 credit for food and beverages or for the on-site the spa.

Fine Dining and Views in Sorrento

Set on top of a cliff in Sorrento, the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria overlooks the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Spring rates start at $506 per night compared with $782 per night in the high season. Sea views are especially striking from the terrace, home to Terrazza Bosquet, a candlelit Michelin-starred restaurant.

Luxury for Less in Sardinia

On the island of Sardinia, springtime savings are even more pronounced. At Hotel Cala di Volpe along the Costa Smeralda, classic king rooms start at $398 per night in May and June, compared to $2,228 per night in July and August. At Hotel Pitrizza, also on the Costa Smeralda, rooms start at $542 per night in May and June while prices start at $1,805 per night during the summer months. Both hotels offer an additional 20 percent savings for reservations booked before April 30.

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