Sicily

CNN article on millennials returning to Sicily

The millennials using Covid to change Sicily’s €1 home schemes

CNN. Julia Buckley. May 25, 2021 (CNN) — In 2019, the Sicilian town of Cammarata made headlines around the world with its daring bid for new residents. Everyone's heard of Italy's €1 house schemes, of course. But how about a town giving away houses for free? Cammarata promised to waive the standard symbolic fee for those wanting to start a new life there. There was just one problem. So...

Mussomeli Sicily

How to buy a €1 home in Sicily without ruining its culture

CNN. Julia Buckley. May 13, 2021 When Alexandra Stubbs heard a friend had bought one of Italy's infamous €1 houses, she felt a little rattled." I did the usual kind of thing -- what the hell's that all about, how is that going to work? I'm really skeptical," she says.But underneath the skepticism, there was something else, too." I absolutely loved Sicily from visits in my 20s and...

Castiglione Sicily offering 1 euro houses

Another Italian town is selling houses for one euro

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. April 26, 2021 The pandemic is raging, quarantine rules are changing by the day, and there's still uncertainty over when we might vacation again, but one thing remains constant in the travel world: the €1 houses of Italy. This month, it's the turn of another Sicilian town, Castiglione di Sicilia, to offer houses for the price of a coffee. On the slopes of Mount Etna, near...

Why is Italy selling €1 villas, and where are they?

NZ Herald. March 15, 2021. Thomas Bywater Another picturesque plot of Italian countryside is up for sale for next to nothing. Laurenzana is the latest town to put houses on sale to developers for the nominal fee of €1. About $1.66. Just across from the charming castle town neighbouring Mussomeli and Zungoli launched similar schemes. There are countless schemes €1 villas to drive rural regeneration....

The Italian town of Bivona, Sicily wants you to live there for a paltry $1.47

Traveller. 27 November 2019 Stop me if you've heard this before, but there's an Italian town that is offering homes for just 1 euro (AUD $1.47). This is not to be confused with the one selling homes for less than $2, the one where you could buy an abandoned house for $1.70, the one where the building is free, or, of course, the one offering you $43,000 to move into a ghost town. Yup, they...

I stayed in one of Italy’s ghost towns that’s selling off homes for $1, and I was treated like royalty

Business Insider. Tom Murray Oct 7, 2019 In June, I traveled to Sicily to visit some of the towns that are selling off homes to foreigners for as little as 1 euro ($1.11 USD) to see what they were really like. In particular, I stayed in Sambuca, whose scheme has received some of the most widespread media coverage. While the town was unsurprisingly quiet, I was bowled over by the hospitality I...

Italy’s Town With 1,000 Balconies Is Giving Away Homes for Free

The Manual. Mike Richard November 8, 2019 Every few months, another tiny European town decides to start giving away property in a bid to lure foreigners to move there. Italy popularized the scheme with municipalities in Sicily and Naples selling homes for about $1. Now, the town of Cammarata is upping the ante by giving away homes for free. Read more here....

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