06/01/1981 at 01:00 AM EDT
The best deals are generally available from Perillo Tours, an outfit that operates with absolute integrity. Perillo's "Roma Deluxe" features nine days in Rome for $1,280, including air fare from New York, seven nights at the old but classy Excelsior, continental breakfasts and a sightseeing tour. Perillo's most popular excursions are all 16 days: "Italy North" covers Stresa, Florence, Rome, Venice and Sorrento; the "3-City" focuses on Rome, Venice and Florence. Each tour costs $1,590, includes air fare from New York, first-class or deluxe hotels for 14 nights, daily continental breakfasts and dinners and all sightseeing.