Deal: Italy on sale! Five nights in Venice and Florence, airfare and hotel included, for $1,190

Ponte Vecchio in Florence
The famed Ponte Vecchio bridge is seen in Florence, Italy.
(Penelope Vining)

Explore Venice and Florence, Italy, during less-crowded fall and winter with an airfare-hotel deal priced at $1,190 a person, a pretty unbeatable price for a five-night trip.

The deal: Even if you’ve been to Italy before, this five-night package offers savings for those who want to visit or revisit Venice and Florence.

The Grand Canal in Venice.
The Grand Canal in Venice.
(Penelope Vining )

The $1,190 price per person includes:


— Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Venice and a return trip from Florence to L.A. on Air Berlin;

— Two nights at the Hotel Abbazia in Venice (breakfast included);

— First-class train tickets from Venice to Florence; 

— Three nights at the Hotel Calzaiuoli in Florence (breakfast included).


When: The offer is good for travel from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Details: I checked and found airfares alone between L.A. and Venice/Florence cost about the same as this package. 

Info: Mark Anderson Adventure Vacations, (800) 600-5587,


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