Thank-you Professor, Pluto, and a host of others for recommending The Grand Flora in Rome!
Never really wanted to go back to Rome, but after reading so much from all of you about Rome, and this hotel, I am going back.
Was able to book Dec1-7th on points and asked for an upgrade and a bath tub.
Can get there and back with only one stop (Atlanta going, and JFK coming back). Now I will put the remaining pieces of the "Puzzle" together!
Again, thank-you all for your input and experiences to motivate me to make this move!