Attracted by the current offer of an Italian home for just over a$1? Well, you might want to wait for a much better deal to come out.
Another town in the country is now suggesting foreigners to move and they’ll be awarded $10,000 to do so. Another one even says that it will even pay newcomers more than $1,000 per child to make babies in the town. Crazy, right?!
The deals may seem to be too good to be true for many who dream of escaping their lives for the rustic Italian village experience that these town offer. As for the destinations, this a last-ditch battle to protect the souls of their vanishing communities.
But it gets more complicated and interesting than this, Italy is a country where local property regulations are often entwined with devious legitimacies.
Obviously, it’s a place where behavior towards foreign settlers are sometimes uncertain, as emphasized upon by a study that showed a current increase in political aggression to economic immigrants coming from Africa and the Middle East.
But without further due, we’d like to mention that the latest deal beats all and that comes from Giovanni Bruno Mattiet, the mayor of the tiny Alpine village of Locana, in Piedmont, the hilly northwestern region of Italy that borders with France and Switzerland.
He’s ready to pay up to €9,000 that equals to $10,200, over a course of three years to families that are willing to move into the town and become residents of the snowy peaks and flower-strewn grasslands, as long as they have a child and a minimum annual salary of €6,000.
Our population has shrunk from 7,000 residents in the early 1900s to barely 1,500 as people left looking for a job at Turin’s big factories,” Mattiet has stated. “Our school each year faces the risk of shutting down due to few pupils. I can’t allow this to happen.”
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17 November, 2019