Rome is an epic, bubbling-over metropolis harboring lost empires. Its architectural heirlooms are buzzed around by cars and Vespa scooters as if they were no more than traffic islands. The city bombards you with images: elderly ladies with dyed hair chatting in Trastevere; priests with cigars strolling the Imperial Forums; traffic jams around the Colosseum; plateloads of pasta in Piazza Navona; sinuous trees beside the Villa Borghese; barrages of pastel-colored scooters revving up at traffic lights as if preparing for a race.
Here the national preoccupation with the aesthetic fuses with incredible urban scenery to make Rome a city where you feel cool just strolling through the streets, catching the sunlight on your face outside a café, or savoring a long, leisurely lunch. It’s a place that almost encourages you to take things easy.
St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome
Enjoy a seven-night stay including daily buffet breakfast for (2), subject to availability. The St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List following a meticulous $35 million restoration. Opulent interiors and an austere facade add to the seductive atmosphere of this landmark hotel. The Caroli health club is equipped with treadmills, free weights and body toning equipment. Dining at the hotel is remarkably satisfying experience where the restaurant Vivendo offers perfectly prepared traditional dishes.
This package includes round-trip coach class service for (2) from any destination in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada to Rome, Italy, valid one year from date of purchase and subject to availability. A Saturday night stay is required. The following blackout dates apply:
2011: Jan 1-4; Dec 16-31.
2012: Jan 1-2; Feb 17-20; Mar 9-12, 16-18, 23-25; Apr 6-9; May 25-28; Jun 29-Jul 1, Jul 6-8; Nov 16-21, 24-26; Dec 21-24, Dec 28, 2012-Jan 2, 2013.
Any airport departure taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.
The purchase of this package includes a complimentary booking service. Travel must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost stolen or destroyed. Flights may not be upgraded with miles. All packages are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air rates and rack room rates. Ground transportation is not included in this package unless where specified.