Mamma Mia! Hundreds get 1 cent weekend deal near Venice

If a deal looks too good to be true it probably is. But if it's cheap on the Internet, it's worth a try.

An error in a hotel booking system led to some 1,400 nights being booked for a weekend near Venice for 1 cent, according to a Reuters story.

The rooms at the four-star Crowne Plaza Quarto D'Altino normally cost 150 euros, or $214, a night.

The deal was quickly removed from the Intercontinental Hotels Group Web site, but not before some 1,400 nights had been booked in just a few hours.