Apparently with 60 percent of Italians staying at home this year, you will find bargains.
In any case I have just had an authentic medieval experience at the Castle in Montegridolfo. Not only did Charles's troup sing well from New York, as part of the Novafeltria Festival, but I have had one of the best times in Italy ever. This hotel has magnificent views over the surrounding countryside with delicious food, simple decoration and comfortable beds. To sleep inside the Castle was truly romantic, I just wish I had been able to share it with somebody that matched the surroundings.