Latte e Miele lists range of B&B lodgings in historical Rome

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ROME -- Clients looking for bed-and-breakfast accommodations in the Eternal City can do so through a company called Latte e Miele B&B, which is based here.

The year-and-a-half-old company -- whose name means "milk and honey" -- features a range of accommodations in private homes or self-catering apartments suitable for families. The accommodations are commissionable at levels from 5% to 20%, based on prior agreement, the company said, and net pricing is available.

"B&B is a new formula of hospitality in Italy, and it is growing very fast, especially in Rome for the Jubilee," said company president Renato Mario Carusone, referring to the papal designation for the year leading up to the millennium.

Describing the rooms and apartments as characteristic of Roman architecture, Carusone said most are in ancient buildings in the historical center of Rome. "We personally choose accommodations that are close to public transportation -- either the bus, tram or metro -- which we consider a very important detail for tourists," he said. "Some rooms are furnished with antiques and feature high wooden ceilings and beautiful views."

Accommodations are available for the Jubilee year, Carusone said, citing two properties in central Rome. "One is a nine-room B&B in the highest category, in the Via del Corso, in the heart of the city," he said.

The other, a six-room property, is located just behind the Colosseum. "We also will have many small, self-catered apartments and one- to three-bedroom bed-and-breakfast accommodations with private or shared bathrooms at low prices all over central Rome," Carusone said. Prices begin at $37 per person, per night. Advance reservations are suggested.

The company also features a selection of properties in Florence, in central Italy and in the Lake Bracciano region, just north of Rome. A bedroom with shared bath is priced from about $62, double; with private bath, from about $74, double. A luxury room with private bath starts at $93, double.

Latte e Miele

Phone in California: (310) 459-2724

Phone/fax: (011) 39-6 321-1783

Cellular phone: (011) 39-03 38 682-5032

E-mail: [email protected]

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