At least for the summer. I've been spending way too much time on homeaway.com and homeexchange.com - two websites that I frequently troll to find my perfect Florence apartment rental or a house to swap in Sicily. Deals seem to abound last minute and in the winter. If only the airfares weren't so high.
A Florence apt. that is a 20-minute walk from the duomo for 200 euro a week that sleeps seven. That's some cheap living. Or swap our Socal house for this centrally located Catania pad.