Beds – sleeping the Italian way! We have other standards!
Italian bed sizes might be different from those used at your own home
- A Standard Italian Double Bed, “letto matrimoniale”, is 160 cm wide. It is what internationally is called Queen Size Bed.
- A King Size Bed is 180 cm wide, but it rarely can be found in Italy.
- A French Size Bed, “letto alla francese”, is 140 cm wide and it might be often found in Italian private properties since rooms, especially in the Cinque Terre, are small, due to the restricted building areas owners had to build their own houses. Every inch is important here and sometimes, when missing, owners need to use clever ways to enlarge their homes sleeping capacity, now as it was in the past!