Italy Travel Deals of the Week

There’s still time to scheme up a summertime getaway to Italy. Check out these flight and hotel deals –


Airfare Watchdog has found round trip flights between New York and Rome for as little as $296 INCLUDING taxes for late August, September and October. These are unheard of prices!!

Kayak is a great site for finding low priced flights and hotels, particularly in the site’s “Deals” section. This week, Kayak lists discounted peak summer fares to Italian cities, starting at $635 roundtrip from East Coast locales and Chicago. You’ll have to act fast – book by June 17 – and travel sometime between June 4 and August 16, 2009.

Also, Delta is offering 25,000 to 50,000 bonus Skymiles for flying on its new international routes. On June 4th, Delta introduced service between Detroit and Rome so that route qualifies.


Starwood Hotels lists some good deals on hotels in Rome, Bologna and Florence in July. For example, at the Sheraton Firenze Hotel & Conference Center, rooms can be found for 80 Euros per night. And at Four Points by Sheraton Roma West Hotel, rooms start at 90 Euros per night in mid-July.

There’s also an enticing Starwood sale going on now. Starwood includes several brands – Sheraton, Meridien, Westin and St. Regis among others – and if you complete the free registration to become a Preferred Guest, you can earn one free weekend night at any Starwood property for every two nights you book. The number of free nights you can rack up is unlimited, but the freebies must be used by September 27. — Sarah Amandolare