updated 1/8/2008 11:39:57 AM ET 2008-01-08T16:39:57

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Travel by: Various through February 2008

The deal
Want to visit Rome this winter? We found a threesome of deals not to skip! In fact, the cost of a Roman sojourn is now so sensationally low that you can afford to stay at a palace hotel in the heart of Rome for only $240.46 per night! La dolce vita in the Eternal City starts from just $112 per night at a cozy city center property.

Luxuriate at Empire Palace Hotel for $240.46 a night
Housed in a gorgeously preserved palazzo, this four-star stunner sits a stone’s throw from Via Veneto. Frommer’s writes, “The original builders, an aristocratic Venetian family, installed ceiling frescoes showing the heavens in azure blue on some of the ceilings. Some of the striking combinations of the original core with unusual modern paintings are showstoppers.” The hotel’s restaurant serves Mediterranean fare while the stylish Blue Bar features Philippe Starck-designed accents. Rack rates start at $400/night but Expedia offers overnights for $240.46!

Hotel Trevi in Rome’s center for $129 a night
For plentiful three-star perks at a great-value price, this Hotels.com offer is unbeatable. The hotel is situated close to the Spanish Steps, in the historical heart of Rome. Fodor’s writes, “Location, location, location: this delightful place is tucked away down one of Old Rome's quaintest alleys. The smallish rooms are bright and clean, and a few of the larger ones have antique furniture and wooden ceilings with massive beams. There's an arborlike roof-garden restaurant where you can eat marvelous pasta.” It’s all a treat for the low price of just $129 per night!

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Stay at Princess Hotel from just $112 a night
Although not smack in the middle of Rome’s city center, this modern three-star is a short bus ride away from the Vatican. In fact, the location is a plus — the property is in Rome’s scenic green belt, in the verdant residential neighborhood of Aurelia. Equipped with a full spectrum of facilities, including a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a cocktail lounge, this hotel comes with a string of up-to-date rooms. If you take into account that regular room costs go north of $150 per night, this Hotels.com deal — for just $112 with breakfast included — should be incentive enough to book immediately.

The dollars
See nightly rates above, based on double occupancy.

The catch
Rome may be too chilly to indulge in gelato (but you should do so anyway).

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