If there is one destination in Europe where accommodation is as appealing as it is expensive, it's Italy.

We all have dreams of waking up in a lavish penthouse and enjoying a morning espresso on a balcony overlooking the Cinque Terre, yet snagging one of these pads will quite easily set you back a new mortgage.

I genuinely got a little bit sad researching this one, so for those of us who can't afford anything north of a grand a night, I've thrown in a few achievable (but still awesome) options. Below you'll find only the coolest from each major tourist spot in the country.