Rome

Hawaii On Sale In SPG Hot Escapes Through August 15, 2015

SPG Hot Escapes are discounts for travel over the next 6 weeks at Starwood Preferred Guest properties worldwide.  They’re released every Wednesday at 6am Eastern time.  You have until Saturday to book them.  The discounts generally range from 15% to 35%, with some rare discounts as high as 50% or 60%. SPG Members get an additional 5% discount (listed in orange under the advertised rate). It’s a bit of a thin week, with good deals in Canada, Hawaii and Rome. Also, when you consider the new Sheraton promotion where you can […]

Phenomenal New Hyatt Property, Cheap Airfare To Chicago And More LUV/Love Fighting. The Best Of The Rest For Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

The Best of the Rest includes a great new Hyatt property in South American, cheap airfare to Chicago, a contest for free Dreamliner flights and big discounts on Entertainment books. Read more….

Tips For Sightseeing In Rome

I wanted to take a quick break from my post about our recent trip to Italy to share a few quick tips on ways to navigate the city.  In case you missed the previous posts, here’s a list along with what’s upcoming: United Airlines To Rome St. Regis Rome Vatican Osteria 44 Photo Essay of Angels & Demons A Quiet Meal At Cul de Sac Trevi Fountain (Semi) Closed For Business A Fast Train To Venice St. Regis San Clemente Island Hotel Danieli Antico Pignolo A Quick Trip To Murano […]

10 Days In Italy: A Fast Train To Venice

In case you missed it, here are the previous and upcoming posts about our summer trip to Italy: United Airlines To Rome St. Regis Rome Vatican Osteria 44 Photo Essay of Angels & Demons A Quiet Meal At Cul de Sac Trevi Fountain (Semi) Closed For Business A Fast Train To Venice St. Regis San Clemente Island Hotel Danieli Antico Pignolo A Quick Trip To Murano How To Ride The Vaporetto (Water Bus) In Venice Getting Lost In Venice British Airways 787 Flight Home If you’re a US resident and […]

10 Days In Italy: Looking Back On Rome

Rome won’t win any contests for most beautiful, most cosmopolitan. While rich in history, there are other cities around the world that have stronger reputations for historical context. Rome is what you make of it. But, it’s a shame to consider it only as the gateway to the rest of an incredible country. Rome is meant to be lived, not toured with a guide pointing out landmarks. It is better experiencing what she has to offer over the course of time.

St. Regis Rome To Be Sold, Renovated

Starwood Hotels & Resorts continues to practice a strategy they and Hyatt have employed frequently of late with the sale of the St. Regis Rome to Constellation Hotels. The price was about $150 million, or just about $1 million “per key” for the 161-room property.  For Starwood Preferred Guest fans, don’t worry.  There’s a long-term contract to keep this hotel in the SPG family. More interesting to me was the news that Constellation plans more renovations to the property: The St. Regis, Rome was originally opened as the Grand Hotel […]

10 Days In Italy: Trevi Fountain (Semi) Closed For Business

In case you missed it, here are the previous and upcoming posts about our summer trip to Italy: United Airlines To Rome St. Regis Rome Vatican Osteria 44 Photo Essay of Angels & Demons A Quiet Meal At Cul de Sac Trevi Fountain (Semi) Closed For Business A Fast Train To Venice St. Regis San Clemente Island Hotel Danieli Antico Pignolo A Quick Trip To Murano How To Ride The Vaporetto (Water Bus) In Venice Getting Lost In Venice British Airways 787 Flight Home We had heard ahead of time […]

10 Days In Italy: A Quiet Meal At Cul de Sac

Finding a restaurant off the beaten path is, for some, like finding a nugget of gold. That’s what Enoteca Cul de Sac was for us when we discovered it ten years ago. Though it’s popularity has risen, it’s still approachable and if you’re lucky, you should be able to walk up and grab a table to enjoy a glass of wine with some cheese to end a day of sightseeing in Rome.