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Italian towns vie to attract celebrity renovators like Alan Carr to drive British demand for one-euro homes

iNews. 16 May 2023 For Italian towns fighting for survival as local populations plummet, celebrity attention can be the difference between life and death. Local administrations in Italy have been trying for years to lure newcomers by putting dilapidated houses on the market for €1, and now a growing number vying to snare celebrity buyers to drive demand for the run-down homes. In a recent...

Salemi tries again: the one-euro houses at the international auction

La Republica. Tullio Fillippone. April 16, 2021. Danish designers, an American writer, Brazilian students, Argentine emigrants and returning Venezuelans. All interested in the houses in the historic center of Salemi, hit by the Belice earthquake. Thirteen years after the intuition of the then mayor Vittorio Sgarbi, who remained a dead letter, but was imitated by other Sicilian and southern...

Salemi, a Wonderful Village for Sale

Sicily on Web. Rosalba Mancuso. November 12, 2020 Salemi is a beautiful village tucked in one of the most awesome zones of Western Sicily: Belice Valley, in the likewise charming province of Trapani. The village became recently popular for putting dilapidated homes for sale for 1 euro. That is the umpteenth town in Sicily and Italy which put cheap properties for sale with the purpose to...

The Italian town auctioning off abandoned homes for €1

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. October 27, 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic may have irreversibly changed the world as we know it, but it seems there are some things that can still be counted on. And struggling towns in Italy selling off abandoned homes at bargain prices in a bid to reverse a trend of depopulation is undoubtedly one of them. The picturesque town of Salemi in Sicily is the latest to offer up...

Buy a house for 1 euro while saving on taxes: a unique opportunity for foreigners in Italy

The Florentine. MGI Vannucci & Associati. October 5, 2020 In 2008 the town of Salemi reached international headlines due to an interesting real estate program: houses on sale for 1 euro. Many foreigners who had always dreamed about being immersed in one of Italy’s mesmerizing towns and surrounded by its art and history, filed thousands of requests from all over the world. Nowadays,...

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