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We stayed in a spacious apartment in the heart of the city, which could sleep two to eight people, with prices starting from £64 per night. See *www.worldwide-accom.com* for a selection of properties in central Rome.
Accommodation An incredible penthouse in Rome with opulent Louis XVI decor (pictured) frescoed walls, colourful upholstered furniture, cherubs and marble bathroom is now available along with other romantic Italian properties through worldwide-accom.com. The Penthouse Marquis Lucifero is at the top of a building above a Roman temple near Campo de' Fiori and sleeps four from just €125 a night.
*My First ever big trip* was New York City. I will never forget that feeling of being there for the first time – it was like being transported right into the TV shows I’d grown up watching. I’ve never been able to capture that feeling again.
Tripologist: agents help first-timers become ship shape My partner and I will be in Rome mid-May for a brief conference. We have an extra week to explore another region of Italy. What coastal areas would you recommend visiting, preferably a train or bus trip away? We're after a go-slow holiday that includes time for wandering about, nature, swimming and soaking up village life.
Like Natives do every day, we wanted to stroll and shop and see the neighborhood, live in and dine out, while trying to blur our tourist profile. Carla Conti greeted us at her Trastevere apartment with a freshly baked cake and showed us the cozy rooms carved out of the ground level of a 13th-century building on via dei Salumi. Then she got down to business — demonstrating how to sort bottles, cardboard, and organic matter for re-cycling....
Finding apartment-style accommodation should be no problem in Rome. Worldwide Accommodation (worldwide-accom.com) is operated by former Melburnians Leon and Jill Kammer. They have dishy Rome apartments on their books that would suit your needs and their prices are reasonable .....
Forget about our plan to leisurely stroll through Rome’s famous Borghese Gardens to get to the Borghese Gallery (http://www.galleriaborghese.it/borghese/en/edefault.htm) in time for our reservation to see the fabulous collections of paintings, sculptures, mosaics and bas-reliefs from the 15th to 18th centuries. Reservations typically are needed at this small gem of a museum.
We’re flying an airline no one I know has heard of—EUROFLY (http://www.euroflyusa.com). The Turin, Italy-based airline has only been flying to the U.S. for the past couple of years. The price was right and, even better, we could fly back to New York non-stop from Naples, where our trip would end after a Backroads (http://www.backroads.com) hiking trip along the Amalfi Coast
Scoring bargain accommodations in Rome can be as tricky as deciphering ancient ruins. But you're in luck: We've done the homework and unearthed nine charming, affordable hotels..
One alternative is to rent an apartment, especially if you're traveling with children or in a large group. The site rome-accom.com offers some of the best deals, though many landlords require a substantial deposit and cash payment.
Translation of Pirkka Siltaris article: A home in Rome Rent an apartment, if you are staying a long week-end in Rome. It is a nice and reasonable alternative for a small hotel room.
On a late autumn afternoon, the Rocca di Castiglioni looked forbidding: lots of stone buildings high on a hill, a solid and enclosed complex, brooding into the fading light. Not a soul on the streets. Welcome to Tuscany.
MY husband is cooking breakfast, I am setting the table. Our friends are scooping up leaves from the swimming pool and rearranging the sun loungers. Their two sons are sweeping the terrace and practising their French.
While visiting the Eternal City I follow the simple advice Saint Ambrose gave Saint Augustine: I do as Romans do. Instead of a hotel room, I stay in an apartment. Getting my own front door key grants me a temporary local identity. I can't think of a better way to get beneath the skin of Italy's historic romantic capital.
LOUNGE loves: Australian couple Leon and Jill Kammer have set up a terrific accommodation business in Italy. They have myriad properties on offer, including four apartments within cooee of Rome's Spanish Steps. Prices look very reasonable; the well-equipped one-bedroom Apartment Verdi costs from E186 ($293) for two, which is a miraculous bargain in central Rome. www.italy-accom.com.
If a "private homestay" is the key to an affordable visit to London, the same is true in Paris and Rome. Different from bed and breakfasts, homestays are the rental of a single room in a house or apartment whose owners are supplementing their income by taking in transient visitors.
Tuscany by the forkful - Comfort food, and comfort, is a class apart in this part of Italy, discovers Rita Erlich. Picture this: an apartment in a medieval stone castle, surrounded by slopes of silvery-grey olive trees and vineyards. Welcome to Tuscany. This particular apartment is at Castello di Gabbiano in Mercatale, a small village close to Florence, but a world away. The ancient estate is now owned by Fosters, but there's not a beer in sight. It produces wine and olive oil (as it has done for centuries) and has its own restaurant.
If you've imagined living like a local in Italy, a savvy Aussie couple might just be able to provide the key to that old door, secret courtyard or apartment with views over the Mediterranean. Jill and Leon Kammer have set up a Rome based internet company offering more than 300 properties around the country.
How did you come to live in Italy? In 1997, my husband Leon and I with our two girls, Ava (now 18) and Ruby (now 14), left Australia because we wanted to pursue business opportunities overseas and see the world as well. We spent a year in Bangkok, a year in the Italian countryside just outside Perugia in Umbria and then another year in New York.
Jill Kammer lives in Rome with her husband Leon. They run Italy-Accom, an internet travel service listing more than 300 Italian apartments, villas, hotels and B&Bs. Jill has lived and worked in Melbourne, Bangkok and New York and is planning to move to Paris. www.italy-accom.com
" ......Melbournians Jill and Leon Kammer took the "When in Rome" idiom literally by establishing a Rome-based internet travel business. Italy Accom has more than 300 properties throughout Italy - from romantic studios to stately family villas.They can also assist with other services. Any 2007 bookings confimed before September 31 are at 2006 prices. Go to www.italy-accom.com.... "
Live like a local by renting an apartment in one of Europe's capitols. book during September or October for cooler weather and prices. Summer half over, but it's not too late to plan a European vacation. Or, perhaps you'd like to miss the heat, crowds and high airfares by booking a September or October sojourn.
A family from the country fancy a trip to the big smoke. Somebody call the Doc... Muddy footprints all over the surgery carpet this morning, as in from the Trossachs traipse the Carroll family. “We live right out in the Scottish wilds,” explains Victoria, “so what we’re after this Easter is a city break.”
If a 14th Century palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice or a seaside villa in Calabria is more your thing, you might care to contact the short term rental accommodation company created as an offshore sea change business by former Melbourne couple Leon and Jill Kammer.
We have written before about romeaccom.com, the nifty online reservation service that offers sublets in the Eternal City. Now the company has expanded, northwards into Tuscany and southwards into the Amalfi Coast and Calabria, and has set up a new website, with a particularly good selection in picturesque Positano.
It is the new way of traveling in Italy: renting an apartment in one of the art cities or a villa in one of the wine regions. You can cook, run around the living room naked and be surrounded by Italian beauty and taste. Appealing isn't it?
Cook your own breakfast a stone's throw from the Trevi fountain, or invite friends back for dinner on your terrazzo overlooking Trastevere.