COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Half the fun of traveling to Italy can be staying
in small, out-of-the-way hotels, but scouting them out can be a
thankless task for travel agents, particularly if the proprietors
don't speak English or, worse, don't pay commissions.
Enter Travel-Italy.com, a company devoted to selling some 150
hotels throughout Italy, many of which would likely not otherwise
cross the radar screen of the average agent.
The company, based here and founded in 1992, represents
properties in a range of classifications, including two- and
New this year are hotels in Sicily in such popular destinations
as Agrigento and Prizzi.
Fans of HBO's "The Sopranos" can visit the village of Soprana
from properties in nearby Palermo and Enna, for example.
To promote its new Sicily properties, the company is offering a
10% discount on bookings to that region made through June 30.
Family-friendly hotels -- many with rooms large enough to
accommodate a family of four -- also are available through
Properties are available throughout Italy, including near such
primary locations as the Spanish Steps in Rome and the Uffizi
Gallery in Florence.
For details, call (800) 664-8259, e-mail [email protected] or visit the Web site at www.travel-italy.com.