Cotswold House in England's Chipping Campden is providing “Fixed-Dollar Rates,” which start at $425 per night. All rates are based on double occupancy, inclusive of full English breakfast and VAT; rates guaranteed in U.S. dollars Sunday through Thursday until December 31, 2008. The 30-room Regency townhouse-style hotel is set on a 17th-century market square in the Cotswolds, 90 minutes from London. Nearby attractions include Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle and Warwick Castle, which is known for its haunted tower and dungeons. Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, and experience the Royal Shakespeare Theatre are also nearby. Visit www.cotswoldhouse.com. Travel agents with specific questions can contact General Manager Duncan Fraser directly at [email protected], (011) 44-1-386-840330.
Alitalia Airlines will launch nonstop service to Rome, Italy from Los Angeles on June 1 using Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The flight will operate five days per week and will be the only nonstop service between California and Italy. Traveling eastbound, AZ flight 621 will depart Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 3:10 p.m. and arrive Rome, Fiumicino Airport at 12:10 p.m. the following day. Traveling westbound, AZ flight 620 will depart Rome, Fiumicino Airport at 9:10 a.m. and arrive LAX at 1:10 p.m. the same day. Flying times will be approximately 10 hours eastbound and 15 hours westbound.