Delta has announced that it will be rolling out two new trans-Atlantic routes from the Midwest to Italy and Germany. The new flights are from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome, and Detroit to Munich. Both are slated to start on May 26, 2016.
Delta’s relationship with Air France, KLM and Alitalia make these routes possible. Passengers on these flights can earn and redeem miles with any of the airlines’ frequent flyer programs: Flying Blue, Alitalia and SkyMiles.
Next summer is a big one for Delta, as it’s adding a total of five new transatlantic routes. In addition to Munich and Rome, Delta will fly from Raleigh-Durham to Paris, Salt Lake City to London, and New York to Edinburgh.
Delta currently flies to Frankfurt from Detroit, making the new route to Munich the second Germany-bound flight from the Motor City. The new flights depart from Detroit at 9:55 p.m. and arrive in Munich the next day at 12:25 p.m. Return flights depart at 12:30 p.m and arrive at 4 p.m. the same day.
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, Munich has a lot to offer. There’s everything from historic architecture and museums to famous beer halls, like Hofbräuhaus. And there are lots of landmarks to check out, including Marienplatz, a square located in the city center, and Frauenkirche, Munich’s official cathedral.
You can escape from the city’s bustle by heading over to Hellabrunn Zoo. Or take a bike tour through the forest to Neuschwanstein Castle, a picturesque 19th-century palace that belongs in the pages of a fairy tale.
Passengers bound for Rome from Minneapolis-St. Paul will depart at 5:25 p.m. and arrive at 10 a.m. the next day. The return flight takes off at 11:45 a.m. and arrives in Minneapolis-St. Paul at 3:45 p.m.
Rome, with its classical art, delicious food, breathtaking architecture and unique ambiance, is a great destination no matter what time of year you visit. While it has a 3,000-year history, it’s also a modern and cosmopolitan city, offering something for everybody.
No trip is complete without seeing the city’s most famous sites. Visit the Pantheon and take a walking tour of the Colosseum, but don’t forget the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. And if the lines are long, remember that you can take a guided tour and skip to the front.
When you take a break from sightseeing, there’s no shortage of restaurants and cafes to tempt you with great food and wine. If you’re looking for seafood, consider stopping by La Rosetta, or La Gensola for a Sicilian dish or two.