By Kathryn Maier
Seeking hotels with swimming pools in Italian cities? You're not alone. Perrin Post reader Vnarod wrote in with this question:
"My family will be visiting Rome, Florence, and Venice June 3 -
16. We are traveling with our 3 sons, ages 14, 9, and 6. I am looking for
great deals on luxury hotels with pools to keep the boys
happy. Our budget is about $500 per night. I
would greatly appreciate if you could suggest any properties!"
Hotels with pools aren't very common in Italian cities, but here are a few that might suit your needs:
Rome: Try the Westin Excelsior. As Julia wrote earlier this month, it's offering a third or fourth night free. Instead of the usual $489 per night, you pay $326 per night for three nights or $366 per night for four nights, including tax.
Florence: At the Grand Hotel Villa Medici (pictured above), rooms start at about $410 per night in June. The hotel is offering a 20% discount on stays of four nights, and a 15% discount on three-night visits.
Venice: The Hilton Molino Stucky's rooms start at about $345 per night in June, with 50% off your third night's stay. This hotel is located on the island of Giudecca, but your boys might just love the short boat ride to and from the Piazza San Marco.
Readers, can you recommend any other hotels with pools in these cities? We'd love to hear your picks.