In Italy, bed & breakfast have become quite common since a decade. It was quite strange for an italian family not to have a reserved table at least for lunch. Nowadays, considering the lesser money expendable for a holiday and aided by the anglosaxon habit, finding a B&B in Italy is rather simple.
Usually, apart from young italians that want to save some money, B&B are mainly booked by tourists, making it quite easy to find a kind staff which does speak at least english.
All bed &breakfasts in Italy are submitted to their region’s law. Since there’s no common law concerning the offer, it may vary while moving from north to south or just by arriving in different parts f the year.
Usually a b&b is composed by 3 rooms with maximum 6 beds, is family – run, and is not allowed to cook for you, not having the right licenses for that.
Sometimes b&b, due to the fact that were a normal house once, are found near the city centre, giving you the opportunity of being next to the best part of your trip for a small fee.
Unfortunately, as said before, most B&b in Italy are not allowed to serve you any kind of cooked food so you won’t be able to taste the wonderful italian cuisine without going out. However, since eating in Italy is amazingly simple, you won’t have to walk a lot before you find a restaurant to satisfy your gluttony.
So, before booking your bed & breakfast in Italy, remember to ask what is included and if there are museums, pubs, or renowned restaurants near it. Feel free to ask for a hint to the b&b staff, who will be pleased to give you advice about.