we are going to Rome on Sun Dec 23. We are staying at Best Western Hotel Villa Franca. Just checked and was able to save about 130 Euros by re-doing my booking at current rates (so $200 more to spend!)
always pays to double check your rates a couple of days before your cancellation period expires!
also looked at weather.com and it looks like we will have nice reasonably warm weather for touring the whole time.
can't wait to go!