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Deal alert: Flights to Rome under $500 round-trip from major US cities

The Points Guy logo The Points Guy 1/15/2022 Liz Ramanand
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Visiting the historical sites of Italy is just one of the many reasons travelers flock to this European destination. Rome is filled with magnificent monuments and cultural attractions including the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. American, Delta, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) and United Airlines are offering flights to Rome (FCO) for under $500 round-trip from several major U.S. cities.

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An aerial view of the Colosseum in Rome. (Photo by Nico De Pasquale Photography/Getty Images) © The Points Guy An aerial view of the Colosseum in Rome. (Photo by Nico De Pasquale Photography/Getty Images)

The deal was reported by Thrifty Traveler Premium, which for $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually will send notifications on cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals. These fares are available for travel through 2022 with the exception of the peak summer travel season from June to September.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Delta, ITA, United Airlines

Routes: ATL/BOS/CLT/EWR/JFK/MIA/ORD and others to FCO

How to book: Directly through the airlines or through Google Flights

Travel dates: February–May 2022 and October–December 2022

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Sample flights

Here are some of the departure cities included in these deals to Rome (FCO):

  • Atlanta (ATL) – $517
  • Boston (BOS) – $551
  • Charlotte (CLT) – $490
  • Chicago (ORD) – $458
  • Dallas (DFW) – $551
  • Miami (MIA) – $465
  • New York (JFK) – $464
  • Newark (EWR) – $464
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – $501

The deals below are for basic economy seats which include a standard seat and a carry-on. Seat selection and checked bags will cost extra.

One of the lowest-priced trips I found is from Chicago (ORD) to Rome (FCO) at $458 round-trip on United at the beginning of May. The outbound flight includes a stopover in Washington, D.C., (IAD) and the return is nonstop.

Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights. © The Points Guy Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights.

Travelers from New York and New Jersey have wide availability for nonstop flights to Rome (FCO) at $464 round-trip. Trips at that price from New York (JFK) are on Delta and flights from Newark (EWR) are on United throughout February, March and April.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights) © The Points Guy (Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Floridians can fly to Rome (FCO) from Miami (MIA) at $465 round-trip throughout April via British Airways, a partner of American Airlines. The flight includes a stop in Charlotte (CLT) each way. 

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights) © The Points Guy (Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Delta is offering round-trip flights from Charlotte (CLT) to Rome (FCO) via their partner KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines). The March flight is $490 round-trip with a stop in New York (JFK) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights) © The Points Guy (Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers from Georgia can trade-in peaches for pizza on a round-trip flight that is just over $500. A flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Rome (FCO) will cost $517 round-trip on American Airlines with a stop in Philadelphia (PHL) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights) © The Points Guy (Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: Take the family to Florence: A complete planning guide

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Bottom line

For lovers of art and ancient architecture, Rome is a dream to visit. When planning your stay, think about spending the night inside an art gallery.

Italy has tightened its travel restrictions so make sure you stay in the loop on updated requirements and policies here before booking. Don’t miss out on this deal to visit Italy’s largest city.

Featured image by Harald Nachtmann/Getty Images.

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