Salemi – Capital of Italy for a day

The Arab-medieval village of Salemi is located in the Belice Valley, Sicily. Located between the hills cultivated with vineyards and olive groves, it is surrounded by the castle from whose curved terrace of the circular tower it is possible to see a vast panorama of western Sicily to the sea. Located on the site of the ancient elite town of Halyciae, it was the scene of the ongoing wars between Selinunte...

There’s another Italian town selling homes to new residents for $1, and it’s ‘vibrant, packed with history, and very welcoming’

Travel+Leisure. Cailey Rizzo. November 27, 2019 Add it to the list: another Italian village is selling historic houses for $1 to those looking for a fixer-upper. The town of Bivona in Sicily is the latest location to try to lure residents with the promise of cheap land. The town is also loosening restrictions and offering tax bonuses in an attempt to make its town stand out from the pack. Read...

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We bought a $1 house in Italy. Here’s what happened next

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. November 13, 2019 It seemed like a deal too good to be true. A new house - and potentially a whole new life -- for sale in sunkissed rural Italy for the princely sum of just one euro, or little over a dollar. Over the past year or so, numerous small towns from Sicily in the south to the northern Alps have been offering such bargains in the hope of attracting new residents to...

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