, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Me cruising around the canals on one of Venice’s famous gondola rides.

Italy is the home of my peoples, and this feeling resonates as soon as I touch down in the Boot of Europe, via airplane, coach, train or vapiatto.  I can’t wait to get back and explore this beautiful country again!

What You Get: R/T airfare from NYC (arriving in Rome and departing from Venice), regional hotels provide 4 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Florence, and 2 nights in Venice, rail tickets between all three cities (second class, what a great way to experience the European train system!), daily breakfast, air taxes and fuel surcharges.

Why this trip is awesome: You get to see a self-guided version of Italy’s gems, with ample amounts of time to do so.  And for THIS price?!  Airfare to Italy alone can be upwards of almost $798.   With a nice, wide window to travel you can be choosy about when your Italian adventure begins.

Dates: November-March (select dates at $1119, but all dates are discounted).  Not so happy about wintertime travel?  It’s a good thing!  The cities will be less crowded and the temperatures are still fairly warm.  I traveled in the dead of January and many days I didn’t even need a coat.

Additional info: Additional city taxes of approximately $17-$25 (€13-€19) per person are paid directly to the hotel at check-in.

Book by: October 3, 2012.  Click here to book.  (Prices will appear as $1299 per person on the rate calendar. Enter the Travelzoo exclusive promotion code TZIT10 for the $1199 price)

Information courtesy of TravelZoo and Go-Today Tours.