If some drama and musicality is your thing this Summer (think the birthplace of opera and Romeo and Juliet and recent Hollywood rom-com 'Letters to Juliet'), then head to Italy this season where landing a cheap place to lay your head needn't be a song and dance.
Once charming the Italian intelligentsia with aria after aria, Nino Martini was an Italian opera singer in the thirties who, through a family relative, came to be the owner of this particular B&B years ago. Located in a peaceful part of the city, this location includes a shaded garden to relax in, breakfast room and kitchen, as well as free Wi-Fi. Via Nino Bixio 23, +39 346 578 8501, bb-ninomartini.it. Double room with breakfast from €100
Located slap bang next to the Osteria Al Duomo-arguably one of the greatest eateries in Verona-lies this pleasant B&B, situated alongside the city's towering 12th century catherdral. Boasting a medieval 'palazzetto' and sumptuous mix of Italian and African art, this establishment is dressed to impressed. But be warned: though there is TV and music, there is no internet for finding the next stop on your tour of the city. Via Duomo 7, +39 045 590579, www.allacattedrale.it. Double room with breakfast from €70.
Within metres of the electric Piazza delle Erbe lies this fashionable three-room bolthole. The decor is hip and minimalist and built to a simple yet striking design, providing satellite TV and Wi-Fi. For food, head to Cafe Coloniale, also run by the owners of this impressive statement B&B. Entertainment in the evening is provided courtesy of the nearby and unofficial centre of Verona town, populated by spritz-swilling locals. Via Cairoli 6, +39 337 472737, www.casa-coloniale.com.Double room with breakfast from €60.