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Special hotel rates for citywide celebration in Rome

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SINGAPORE – Now in its 34th year, Estate Romana is a citywide celebration of all things artistic, musical, and cultural.

SINGAPORE – Now in its 34th year, Estate Romana is a citywide celebration of all things artistic, musical, and cultural. From pop and rock concerts to classical recitals, art exhibitions, and theatre performances, this summer-long spectacular encapsulates the very spirit of Italy’s chic and vibrant capital.

Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of the Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), announces a host of summer hotel deals in Rome to coincide with Estate Romana.

For those who like their music live and loud, Rock in Roma is not to be missed. With more than 20 concerts scheduled from June 16 to July 29, the event will feature a wide selection of world-renowned artists, including Jamiroquai, Jack Johnson, Moby, Ben Harper, Robert Plant, and Slash from Guns n’ Roses. Sting, Lou Reed, Cindy Lauper, and Ricky Martin will also headline events.

For those with a more traditional taste in music, Estate Romana 2011 has a variety of classical options. In addition to productions of La Traviata and La Boheme, the festival will include performances of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, one of the world’s oldest and most acclaimed musical institutions.

Art lovers will also be spoiled for choice as dozens of special events are planned. Among the host of shows on offer are works by Lorenzo Lotto at the Scuderie del Quirinale and the superb Portraits of Power exhibition at the Musei Capitoline. As part of a year-long promotion, anyone visiting an exhibition at a state museum on their birthday will be admitted free of charge.

Walking tours are also part of the Estate Romana schedule. The Angels & Demons tour traces the mysterious “Path of Illumination” as featured in the Dan Brown novel. Other tours give visitors the chance to see Rome’s major sights, such as the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, or discover hidden gems like the Oratorio del Gonfalone, known as the “Little Sistine Chapel” for its stunning sixteenth-century frescoes.

Between exhibitions and concerts, travelers to Rome in the summertime can indulge in some luxury shopping. Late July to September marks the city’s summer clearance sales when top Italian brands such as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci significantly drop their prices.

Agoda.com is also offering discounts for Estate Romana 2011, with a selection of hotel promotions available for the duration of the festival. Travelers booking a hotel through Agoda.com will earn Rewards points that can be saved up to reduce the cost of future bookings.

AGODA.COM ESTATE ROMANA 2011 ROME HOTEL PROMOTIONS

Boscolo Exedra Luxury – 5 stars
LUXURY DEAL! Rates from US$256 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights – must be booked at least 3 days in advance. Enjoy a 20% discount.
http://www.agoda.com/europe/italy/rome/boscolo_exedra_luxury_hotel.html

Hotel Bolivar – 4 stars
Book a standard room from US$96 per night. Enjoy a 12% discount.
http://www.agoda.com/europe/italy/rome/hotel_bolivar.html

Best Western President – 4 stars
Double or twin rooms from US$192 per night. Book at least 28 days in advance to enjoy a 10% discount.
http://www.agoda.com/europe/italy/rome/best_western_president.html

Hotel Victoria Roma – 4 stars
Standard double rooms from US$233 per night. Book at least 28 days in advance to enjoy a 10% discount.
http://www.agoda.com/europe/italy/rome/hotel_victoria_roma.html

The Duke Hotel – 4 stars
Pay 3 nights, stay 4 nights. Junior Suite, Suite, and Double Deluxe rooms from US$188 per night.
http://www.agoda.com/europe/italy/rome/the_duke_hotel.html

Hotel Gravina San Pietro – 4 stars
Room rates from US$145 per night. Enjoy a 20% discount.
http://www.agoda.com/europe/italy/rome/hotel_gravina_san_pietro.html

Hotel Derby – 3 stars
GREAT RATE! Room rates from US$73 per night. Enjoy a 10% discount.
http://www.agoda.com/europe/italy/rome/hotel_derby.html

Hotel Saint John – 4 stars
Book 15 days in advance and enjoy a 15% discount. Rates from US$142 per night.
http://www.agoda.com/europe/italy/rome/hotel_saint_john.html

Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna – 4 stars
Rates from US$132 per night. Enjoy a 15% discount.
http://www.agoda.com/europe/italy/rome/domus_mariae_palazzo_carpegna.html

Grand Hotel Fleming – 4 stars
Rates from US$121 per night. Enjoy a 15% discount.
http://www.agoda.com/europe/italy/rome/grand_hotel_fleming.html