Living in Italy

Smart working: la dolce vita in the Italian countryside

TheMayor.eu. Tzvetozar vincent Iolov. May 25, 2021 Small Italian towns have definitely been devising an interesting strategy trying to reverse the demographic decline that is now an all-too-common phenomenon in the European countryside. We have all heard of the various 1-euro house offers to future residents, and now there is a different twist on that tactic from the towns of Santa Fiora...

Rural Italy Had a Pandemic Renaissance. Can It Last?

Bloomberg City Lab. Stefania D'Ignoti. May 21, 2021 After thousands of young workers fled urban lockdowns to the countryside, village leaders are trying to make sure they stay. It’s easier said than done.  A Medieval hamlet perched in the Madonie mountains of Sicily, Castelbuono looks straight out of a fairy tale, with narrow, winding streets and a stone-walled castle from the 14th...

These beautiful Italian towns will pay you to work remotely

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. May 9, 2021 Remote working has become a possibility for many during the pandemic, meaning the office can now be anywhere from a kitchen table to a sandy beach on the other side of the world. And while relocating to a picturesque Italian town might also factor on many people's lists, that prospect just got even better with two destinations offering to pay workers who make the...

Santo Stefano

A picturesque hilltop village in Italy will pay you to move and work there

CNBC. Vicky McKeever. October 23, 2020 The Italian village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio is hoping to attract new younger residents by offering them grants totaling as much as 44,000 euros ($52,022). The picturesque hilltop village in the Abruzzo region, southeast Italy shared details of the project on the local council’s website last week. Santo Stefano currently only has 115 residents, 41 of...

Grottole

Airbnb in this idyllic Italian town for 3 months for free

CNBC. Catherine Clifford. January 19, 2019 Looking for a change of pace? How about moving to an itty-bitty, historic hilltop town in the South of Italy? Four people will live in Grottole, Italy for free this summer, thanks to Airbnb and local non-profit Wonder Grottole. They will become part of the local community and work as experience and home hosts for Airbnb. How would you like to drop...

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