HOT Deals on Flights to Italy, $99 Florence Hotel

Kick back and relax watching the fireworks on this long Fourth of July weekend — we’ve taken all of the work out of finding great deals to Italy! We’ve searched the web far and wide and found discounts that will last you from now until the winter months. Here are our best discoveries:

  • Delta is offering sales on flights from New York to Milan (one-way from $499) and Rome (one-way from $599), but tickets must be purchased by July 7, 2008, so move fast!
  • Alitalia is offering “early-bird” winter flight sale specials from New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles to Florence, Milan, Rome, Venice, and other destinations starting at $706 round-trip, including taxes and fees. Tickets must be booked by July 8th, so again, best to look now!
  • The Irish airline Aer Lingus is offering on its Web site August deals to Naples (one-way from $544), Milan (one-way from $507) and Rome (one-way from $507).
  • The website http://www.cheapoair.com/ is currently advertising tickets (taxes and fees additional) from New York to Naples on Iberia airlines for $594, and to Milan on Lufthansa for $575, as well as offering a $10 savings on Europe Flights with the code “EURSAVE” at check-out (Hey! Every dollar counts, right?)
  • Swiss International Air Lines is also offering economy class summer (until August 31st) and fall (until October 26th) deals from New York (JFK), Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and Miami to Milan, Rome, Naples and Venice. Check out their Web site for more details.
  • Once you get to Italy, you’re going to need a place to rest your head, right? Here is a hotel deal for you too — The four-star UNA Hotel Vittoria, located in the heart of Florence, is offering a summer rate of $99 (69€) per room, per night, with a free upgrade to a Superior Room, buffet breakfast, welcome drink on arrival, and free welcome kit. This offer applies to Travelzoo subscribers (registration is free) through August 31st, just quote the reference TVLZOO.

So enjoy that long weekend…but don’t forget to move quickly on these deals, because as you can see, many of them will be gone before you know it! — Justine Gregory