Smart working: la dolce vita in the Italian countryside 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 in Tuscany and Rieti in Lazio.

The authorities in these towns are keen on attracting the tech-savvy young people to settle in with an offer to subsidize 50% of rental costs. The condition is that the future residents should not be just long-term tourists looking for a place to kick back but people with actual remote-style jobs – the kind of people increasingly known as digital nomads.

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