Subject: Re: Rome hotels
Pauline: My husband and I took advantage of the Alitalia deal to Rome last year. We were there in mid February and were quite comfortable in sweaters and jackets. We even enjoyed sitting at outdoor patios drinking wine. We went for the cheapest hotel rate because we had already planned a month long trip to Italy in May. We stayed at the Hotel Center - it was the last one available to us, as we booked only two weeks before we left. The hotel was clean and in a good location - a few blocks from the subway which takes you everywhere. The room was very small but clean and it had a good bed and a terrific shower. Pack a bathtowel because those provided are more like dish towels. The people at the hotel were friendly and helpful. For the price, I would go there again. Look up the hotels on the internet. Be sure to take the free tour that comes with the deal - it is great. This year, we booked the Alitalia deal for a week in Florence in March.

Penny Augustine Toronto