Business Week - July 2006

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. Whatever you choose, one of the best ways to get really familiar with a European city is to live like a local in a short-term rental apartment.

Who can resist a week in one of the world’s liveliest and most romantic cities? This rental agency in Rome (www.rome-accom.com) offers a wide variety of apartments covering a range of prices and amenities. the one-bedroom unit shown here on via Banchi Vecchi, between Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Navona, offers both a great location and lots of space.

Spanning three floors – each with its own furnished terrace – the apartment comprises an open living/dining area, a full kitchen, a master bedroom and two bathrooms. With the potential to sleep four. It’s also a reasonable deal at a weekly rate of $2,850