Ancient Ruins and Fabulous Food in the Eternal City
The famous Colosseum that stands in the heart of Rome was the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, once capable of seating 50,000 spectators. They came for the gladiatorial games, elaborate public spectacles wherein costumed warriors reenacted famous battles, animal hunts, and mythological dramas. On this six-night trip to Rome with included round-trip airfare from New York, you can tour the Colosseum, located just a few Metro stops away from the plush Hotel Santa Costanza. Click here for more information on the trip.
Located in the northeast quadrant of the city, the hotel is close to the city center’s attractions, such as the 18-century Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, built in 118 AD as a temple for the gods. It’s far enough away, though, to provide a quiet evening retreat. Head outside of the city and you’ll quickly wind up on the GRA, a ring-shaped highway that surrounds Rome. From there, you can easily drive to other major Italian cities, such as Florence or Naples.
The hotel’s reception desk is open 24 hours a day to help you navigate the city, plan day trips, and purchase tickets. Each morning, there’s a complimentary buffet breakfast of traditional Italian coffee, homemade cakes, pastries, and croissants, and fresh fruit. Upstairs, in classic Italian-style guest rooms, you’ll find flat-screen satellite TVs, free WiFi, and bathrooms with marble accents. There’s also an onsite bar and lounge, as well as a private inner garden that basks in the Mediterranean sunshine.
Six-night vacation in Rome with round-trip airfare from New York (JFK). Valid for Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.
Option 1: $999, valid for Wednesday departures November 21–December 5, 2012 (up to a $1,399 value)
Option 2: $999, valid for Monday and Wednesday departures, January 9–February 20, 2013 (up to a $1,399 value)
Option 3: $1,199, valid for Monday–Thursday departures, February 21–March 26, 2013 (up to a $1,599 value)
Option 4: $1,399, valid for Monday–Thursday departures, March 27–May 24, 2013 (up to a $1,999 value)