If you are planning on traveling to Italy next week, for business or for pleasure, you may be able to stay for free, in such cities as Rome, Florence, Sardinia, Sicily, and Tuscany. Here's the deal.
It is Barter Week in Italy next week from November 18 to November 24. Do you know how to do construction, gardening, or painting? How about translating to English, teaching English, or teaching a musical instrument? You may be able to trade your services for stays in a Bed and Breakfast.
Bartering with tangible items is also available. A couple B&Bs are looking for books and comic books, and one wants a used Mac book. Others want PC computers. All in exchange for free night's stays.
By the way, some of these places accept barter proposals all year long. When I last checked the website, there were 84 places in Rome.