Beautiful Italian town gives away homes for 1 euro after population plummets

Independent. Helen Coffey. November 27, 2019.

Another Italian town is hoping to tempt new residents with the offer of 1 euro homes.

Bivona in the Southern Italian island of Sicily is the latest contender, and it is including the added incentive of significant tax breaks for those who not only buy and renovate the slashed-price houses, but also choose to live in them and be part of the community.

The quaint commune, set in the heart of the Sicilian countryside, has seen its population plummet by half over the last 40 years.

Today we’re re down to just 3,800 residents, Angela Cannizzaro, Bivona’s culture councillor, told CNN Travel.

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