Group accommodation in Italy at HI group hostels
Home of exquisite art, food and wine, Italy’s Mediterranean climate makes it a popular destination for group travel. With opportunities for study trips in subjects such as history, art, language studies and music, Italy is also a good destination for extracurricular school and college group travel. Group hostels in Italy are also ideal for informal group trips, such as sightseeing, wine-tasting, art tours, or just soaking in the Mediterranean sun.
HI has a range of group hostels in Italy offering excellent accommodation for groups, and many offer extra facilities and services tailored to group needs, such as:
- Private rooms for leaders and drivers
- Parking for coaches, buses or mini-buses
- Seminar rooms, games rooms and/or lounge areas
- Full meals service, and lunch packs for days out
- Staff who understand the needs of groups
Our group accommodation in Italy is available throughout the country, from the fashion capital Milan, to romantic Venice, to the wine country of Chianti. With such a diverse and rich culture, Italy has much to offer school trips, college trips or other group trips, and hostels in Italy provide the perfect budget accommodation for groups visiting this intriguing country.
Choose from the following locations to view our group hostels in Italy:
Alghero – Located on the Northewest coast of Sardinia, Alghero is a popular tourist destination. It has numerous bars and restaurants and the old town on the waterfront is mainly car free. There are numerous beautiful beaches close by.
Assisi – Known throughout the world both for its religious significance as well as a centre of sublime Italian art, the town of Assisi lies in the beautiful Italian region of Umbria. Groups will enjoy visiting the town itself as it is a delight to explore with beautiful mediaeval architecture and a wealth of charming cafes and restaurants. The countryside around Assisi is stunning and attracts groups of walkers and nature lovers as well as art groups. Those searching for group accommodation will enjoy HI Assisi hostel, which iswhich is located just behind the famous Basilica and is an ideal base for exploring both the town and the wonderful Umbrian countryside beyond.
Bergamo – Rich in music history and tradition, Bergamo’s Santa Maria Maggiore church has been teaching music and singing for more than eight hundred years. The city is divided in two parts, the upper town, better known for its medieval lanes, and lower Bergamo which has the most modern features.
Bologna – This is one of Italy’s most attractive cities and is full of character. The city is highly pedestrianised and most of its main tourist attractions are within walking distance of the centre. These include the two leaning towers in the Piazza Maggiore.
Cagliari – Besides its crystal-clear sea water and one of the most beautiful and longest beaches in the Mediterranean, HI’s group accommodation in Cagliari offers an unspoiled natural environment consisting of lagoons, bird sanctuaries and wildlife reserves which are unique in Europe.
Cortona – Located on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, this medieval town is a perfect base for exploring the region. Probably most well-known for providing the setting for the book and film, ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, Cortona is built on a steep hill and has winding narrow streets packed with character. History groups would enjoy this town which is bursting with churches and museums. Take a walk along the City Walls and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the valley below. And of course being in this renowned part of Italy, foodies will be spoilt for choice by both the wine and traditional dishes on offer.
Florence – HI’s group accommodation in Florence is particularly popular with art lovers due to its many galleries and museums, home to Michelangelo’s statue of David. Florence’s most striking landmark is Brunelleschi’s Duomo.
Milan – Milan is one of Europe’s fashion capitals and is also home to many art galleries and museums. The magni?cent Duomo is particularly popular with guests at our group hostel in Milan, as are the Brera and Navigli canal districts.
Montagnana – The town of Montagnana is located in the Veneto region of Northern Italy and is chiefly known for its mediaeval walls and fortifications. Our group hostel enjoys stupendous view over the city walls. Surrounded by natural beauty the town attracts both historians as well as visitors wishing to enjoy the landscape. Culture lovers also take advantage of the town's proximity to art centres such as Venice and Padua.
Naples – This beautiful city built around the stunning Bay of Naples is rich in history and magni?cent architecture. Places of interest nearby include Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii and the pretty islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida.
Palermo – Located in Sicily’s regional capital, our group hostel in Palermo has much to offer in terms of nearby tourist attractions. These include the Norman Cattedrale, the Palazzo Reale and the Museo Archeologico Regionale.
Perugia – Perugia is a lively medieval walled hill town with many historic buildings, people- ?lled squares, and modern shops. Our group hostel in Perugia is also a good base for visiting other hill towns in Umbria such as Assisi, Spello and Gubbio.
Riva del Garda – Riva del Garda is a lively Italian town and a popular group trips destination. It's located at the northern end of Lake Garda, a dramatic setting with mountains rising on either side. Until 1918 Riva was part of Austria, making the architecture slightly different to the usual Italian style. The stunning natural beauty coupled with the abundance of water based activities make Riva del Garda an attractive location for groups seeking water sports or more cultural pursuits.
Rome – Described as the world’s biggest open air museum, Rome is a must-see place on most travellers’ bucket lists. The Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and the Vatican are three of the most visited attractions in Rome. But don’t be afraid to delve a little deeper into this well-known city whilst you are there. Hop on the Metro to get away from the crowds waiting for their glimpse of the Spanish Steps because there are some equally impressive sights within a stone’s throw waiting for you to discover them. Rome is the perfect base for groups discover its Italian charms, whether enjoying the art and culture or simply sampling the food and atmosphere. Most visitors return again and again. Will you be one of them?
Trasimeno Lake – Trasimeno Lake - A haven for nature-lovers and a great base for art lovers. Trasimeno Lake is located in central Italy and is surrounded by eight cities. There are three islands located within the lake - Isola Maggiore is the second largest island and is the only inhabited one with a population of around 35. It is said that St Francis of Assisi lived on the island as a hermit from 1211. The lake is renowned for being well stocked with fish including pike and carp and it is also an oasis for birds. Its beauty has also been captured on canvas over hundreds of years by artists captivated by the scenery. So whatever the purpose of your group trip, a stay near Trasimeno Lake is bound to be enjoyable Isola Polvese | Torricella
Venice – Possibly the world’s most romantic destination Venice is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in Europe. A trip on the Grand Canal is an unforgettable experience as is a walk over the Bridge of Sighs. The Piazza San Marco is a particularly popular landmark.
Verbania – Lake Maggiore – “Garden on a lake” is how Verbenia is often described due to its marvellous natural setting on the Borromean Gulf in Italy. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty which has been a favourite destination of artists since the 19th century. Today it attracts groups wishing to explore its world famous gardens and parks.
Vicenza – Located in the Veneto region of Italy, Vicenza is a small town dating back to Roman times. The famous 16th Century architect Andrea Palladio is responsible for the city's unique appearance which has led the City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our group hostel in Vicenza also has the advantage of being connected by rail to Venice, Padua and Verona for easy day trips.
Zagarolo – Zagarolo is a picturesque town just thirty kilometres from Rome, an easy distance for day trips to the capital of Italy. Zagarolo itself has a beautiful old town centre. Top quality local wines and cuisine coupled with stunning countryside make Zagarolo an ideal base for group trips to explore this delightful part of Italy.
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