How to Stay in Italy for Free


A new trend at Italian B&Bs is making a trip to Italy more affordable than ever.

This article, written by , appears on The Guardian.

Visitors to Italy can stay for free by sharing skills and goods

Thousands of B&Bs in Italy are offering stays in exchange for services and skills ranging from social media to live music, DIY to olive picking

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Travellers who are short of cash (and don’t mind a spot of dishwashing) could bag themselves a free holiday in Italy this winter thanks to an initiative that facilitates bartering between bed and breakfast hosts and their guests.

Running from 14-20 November, La Settimana del Baratto – or Barter Week – encourages travellers to exchange goods and services for a free stay in thousands of Italian B&Bs.

To take part, prospective guests can list what they have to offer on the Barter Week site. Alternatively, guests can browse the wishlist of B&Bs and contact them to negotiate their stay. Read more at The Guardian…

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