Sicilian Town Giving Away Homes to Boost Population

Sicilian Town Giving Away Homes to Boost Population

Tara Bellucci
Jul 3, 2015
(Image credit: via Veranda)

Have you dreamt of dropping everything and moving to Italy? The town of Gangi, Sicily is giving away historic homes in an effort to boost the town's dwindling population.

Currently home to 7,000 residents, that number was once 16,000. Many of the 200 homes being given away have been vacant for decades, and the city officials are giving priority to those who want to start businesses.

The town requires that you pay for the transfer of ownership, and you have to show a renovation plan within a year, then fully renovate within three years.

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