An affordable Valentine trip to Italy


What could be better than a Valentine’s Day trip to Italy, the most romantic country in the world? The answer: an affordable trip. TourCrafters, famed for its good-deal packages, is offering a Special Value Package to Rome that costs as little as US$855 and includes the transatlantic flight on Alitalia from New York, fuel surcharges, four nights in a 4-star hotel, daily breakfasts, an upgrade to a superior room, a complimentary bottle of wine, plus hotel service and taxes. Note that a Saturday night stay is required but a Saturday departure qualifies.

The 4-star hotel in question is the recently-refurbished Hotel Oxford, which is not far from the Via Veneto and its celebrated cafés. During your stay, you can visit ancient sites like the Roman Forum and Colosseum, see the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s, take photos of the open market in Campo de’ Fiori and the Spanish Steps, go shopping on the fashionable Via Condotti, find a pizzeria in Trastevere and dine in any number of cozy trattorias. The add-on air fare from Boston is US$95, from Chicago US$140, and from Miami US$175. All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability, and do not include airport taxes of up to US$121. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking.

For additional information and reservations, call 800-482-5995. (Please ignore the out-of-date prices and dates on the web site.)