Vacations & Travel - January 2007

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.

Italy Accom has villas, apartments, B&Bs and hotels on its books in such favored destinations as Rome, Venice, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, Sicily and Tuscany. Properties range from three to five stars and can accommodate individual travelers or large groups.

The website also offers other services, such as airport transfers, babysitting and even tickets to papal audiences. Background information on all locations lets you know about local bars, supermarkets and more.

An English speaker is on call 24 hours a day in the event of emergencies. For more information, visit