Villa San Pietro and the struggle to counter depopulation

Villa San Pietro e Spopolamento
The municipality of Villa San Pietro - part of the Metropolitan City of Cagliari - is also the subject of funds earmarked by Regional Law No. 3 of 09/03/2022,Provisions on combating depopulation”.In fact, the City Council has approved the publication of the call for applications for funds.We are talking, in fact, about the attempt to stem the phenomenon of depopulation of ...
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Calitri and Depopulation: €5,000 to those who move

Calitri e Spopolamento
The municipality of Calitri, in the province of Avellino, is also one of Italy's 1,187 municipalities to receive the Support Fund for Marginal Municipalities for the 2021/2023 biennium.This fund, established by Prime Ministerial Decree on Sept. 30, 2021 and published in the Official Gazette on Dec. 14, 2021, provides for the disbursement of a total sum of 180 million euros a...
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Presicce Acquarica and Depopulation: 30 thousand euros to move to Salento

Presicce Acquarica e Spopolamento: al via il bando per combatterlo
The problem of depopulation of minor Italy that we find throughout our country, especially in the hinterland and in the Central South, has prompted local administrators to promote a series of initiatives (such as the one brought by the 1 euro houses" project) aimed at countering the ill effects of this phenomenon.Abandoned historic centers, as well as the traditions and stor...
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One Euro Italy – Serge Tesker

All prints are for sale. Please, read below. Go to project gallery Project Brief One Euro Italy takes spectators on a 1,000-mile journey through tiny communities in the Italian regions of Piemonte, Liguria, Toscana, Marche, Abruzzo, and Sicilia. It’s the author’s visual quest to depict the consequences of natural inhabitants’ migration from small communities to cities and other...
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1 Euro Houses Floridia: goodbye depopulation thanks to “1€ Houses”

Case a 1 Euro Floridia: al via al progetto
Floridia is a small town in the province of Syracuse that, like so many others in our country, has been affected by the phenomenon of depopulation from the city center, with even heavy consequences for the local economy.The current residents, in fact, although not very few - Floridia has about 20,000 inhabitants - mainly accuse the need to recover the housing function and...
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1 Euro Houses Cattolica Eraclea: property search kicks off

Case a 1 Euro Cattolica Eraclea
The phenomenon related to the abandonment of one's places of origin and the consequent emptying of population centers has also involved the small Sicilian municipality of Cattolica Eraclea, in the province of Agrigento.Over the past few years, population erosion has gradually increased in percentage to the current 3,364.The municipality of Cattolica Eraclea, theref...
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Montalbano Jonico and Depopulation: support funds for municipalities.

Montalbano Jonico e Spopolamento: finalmente i fondi a sostegno dei comuni
In recent years, the attention of successive governments has also partly focused on an issue that, in Italy, is coming to the fore in all its drama, namely the depopulation of small municipalities. To curb the phenomenon a series of economic measures were introduced designed to promote the repopulation and economy of the most affected geographical areas.Art. 1 c. 196 of ...
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Culture of Hospitality Conference: 1 Euro Houses in Penne

Convegno Cultura dell’Ospitalità: Case a 1 Euro a Penne
On Friday, December 2, 2022, the Culture of Hospitality Conference: 1 Euro Houses, an opportunity for development and territorial regeneration, will be held at the beautiful former Cloister of San Domenico in Penne (PE).Here is the official event poster.Follow the event in live streaming here.Our own Maurizio Berti, as a consultant of the "1 Euro Houses" project, i...
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For 1 Euro we sell houses of the municipality and private individuals in Calatafimi Segesta!

It happens with the €1 Housing Project. Calatafimi Segesta, in Sicily.Extraordinary news: the municipality has approved a notice promoting the repopulation of the village and the redevelopment of the historic village.In fact, one can participate for the acquisition of real estate in the municipality of Calatafimi Segesta starting from only 1 Euro.These properties are ...
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1€ houses in Bonnanaro: finally photos of available houses

Images are finally online of the properties to be redeveloped that the municipality of Bonnanaro (SS) has earmarked for the €1 home initiative.As is well known, some Italian municipalities, in an effort to promote the area and try to counter depopulation and abandonment of small towns, have joined the interesting initiative "House for 1 euro" which offers the opportunity f...
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1 Euro Houses – How to enjoy a revalued pension and live in Italy!

There is a time in life when one finally comes to enjoy a well-deserved retirement, and proper rest after years of work.And who would not want to spend their best moments of complete relaxation perhaps with good food, in places of culture, where there is a good climate and all seasoned with the warm Italian welcome???Buying a 1 euro house after renovating it to spend the v...
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1 euro houses in Italy’s most beautiful villages: how to scout them out

Case a 1 euro nei borghi più belli d'Italia: ecco come scovarle
Buying a home is everyone's dream, but not everyone can buy a home.The "1 euro houses" project comes to our rescue: the initiative, conceived way back in 2008, over the years has gained more and more momentum and allows you to buy a property in the most distinctive and flashy Italian villages and thus realize your dream.Let's see together how it works and how to buy ho...
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In Zungoli, houses for 1 euro are going fast!

In Zungoli, the success of the 1 euro houses project kicks off the fourth announcement that will lead to massive redevelopment of the historic center.But how many houses have been allocated? There are 28 houses assigned so far and about ten alreadyrenovated in the old village.Are there still houses? Certainly. The fourth call for new 1 euro housing allocations is about t...
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Pratola Peligna reclaims abandoned houses

Pratola Peligna abandoned houses
In Pratola Peligna, the recovery of abandoned houses in the historic center of the village continues. In addition to the 1 euro houses project, Pratola Peligna is also taking action on other fronts to counter depopulation.Recovery of the Uninhabited continuesWork on the Recovery of the Uninhabited continues unabated. The project was initiated in the last council term by ...
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Anti-depopulation measures in San Piero Patti

The municipal administration of San Piero Patti has put in place new anti-depopulation measures aimed at boosting the local economic fabric and preventing population decline. In addition to the €1 Houses project, the municipality has issued three public notices covering three precise areas of intervention.First anti-depopulation notice: Extraordinary grantsThe first noti...
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In Zungoli, houses for 1 euro are going fast!

In Zungoli, the success of the 1 euro houses project kicks off the fourth announcement that will lead to massive redevelopment of the historic center.But how many houses have been allocated? There are 28 houses assigned so far and about ten alreadyrenovated in the old village.Are there still houses? Certainly. The fourth call for new 1 euro housing allocations is about t...
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Sardinia gives away 15 thousand euros to homebuyers

Buy a house in Sardinia and the region gives you 15 thousand euros. Those who do not reside in a small Sardinian municipality, at the time of application, may also apply.Why does the region of Sardinia give 15 thousand euros to homebuyers?It is an anti-depopulation move. What was laid down in the Budget becomes, after many months, a reality. Sardinia Region provides a to...
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1 euro houses and Airbnb: Here comes the French family

Remember when Airbnb got involved in the 1 euro houses initiative? The €1 house in Sambuca was won by a French family.The call, launched by Airbnb in January, sought a new host for the newly renovated €1 home. The 'host can live in the house for 1 euro for a year, taking care of it and doing the work of an Airbnb host.Warm welcome from the Sambucese peopleBut who are t...
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1 euro houses in Taranto: Foreign investment and purchases

Assigned 1-euro houses in Taranto
Here are foreign investors betting on Taranto's €1 houses project. The project to renovate the historic center, also called Old Town, gives new satisfaction to the municipality and the mayor.1 euro houses in Taranto bought by foreignersThe 1 euro houses project was launched for the repopulation and revitalization of the socio-economic system of the old town, through acti...
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1 euro houses in Albugnano : The assigned houses!

Salemi
In Albugnano, houses assigned!Thanks to the 1 euro houses initiative of the municipality of Albugnano here is the first house assigned! The first to move to Albugnano to her new €1 home will be Francesca Anselmi.Houses assigned in Albugnano: The Anselmi family.The first €1 house in Albungano has been assigned! Francesca Anselmi is overjoyed, along with her entire famil...
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Salemi at the center of the world: The BBC series on houses for 1 euro arrives

Salemi
Thanks to the 1 euro houses initiative, the municipality of Salemi reaches a new turning point. There will be a documentary series on houses for 1 euro, which will be broadcast on BBC One.The collaboration between Salemi and Voltage TV for BBC One.The British production company Voltage TV bought one of the houses put up for sale by the municipality at the symbolic price ...
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The hidden costs of 1 euro houses

The hidden costs of 1 euro houses
What are the hidden costs of 1 euro houses? Many dream of moving to Italy to live the good life in small villages. But there are hidden costs that many do not think about when they buy the house for 1 euro. Here's what to watch out for.The expected costs for the houses at 1 euroAll buyers who come to see the houses for 1 euro and decide to buy them know that there will b...
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Tired of big cities? Move to a small villages!

Tired of big cities?
With skyrocketing real estate prices and ever rising rents in big cities, many Italians ask themselves the question: Why not move out of the city and start living in small villages? For those who can work remotely, this dream can become reality.Among the opportunities to consider are also the municipalities that offer 1 euro houses. Here's where to find them.Tired of Mil...
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Troina with 1 Euro Houses and Borghi Magazine

Troina Case for 1 euro
The team of the 1 Euro Houses site collaborated with the Borghi Magazine in the publication of the article on Troina. The work carried out by the municipality to repopulate abandoned houses also includes the 1 Euro Houses project."Come and live in a most beautiful Italian village in Sicily and you will discover identity, history, beauty, sustainability and quality of life"...
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Destination Lab and 1 Euro Houses

1 Euro Houses Project with Maurizio Berti will participate in the Destination Lab conference, presenting the concept of 1 euro houses in Italy. The event will be held at the Rimini Palacongressi on March 31, 2022. What can you expect and how to participate?What is Destination Lab?Destination Lab is a study day on the future of tourist destinations.The concept of "touri...
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1 Euro Houses and Borghi Magazine

Maurizio Berti is the creator of the site that tells the story of the villages participating in the territorial redevelopment project known as 1 Euro Houses (Case a 1 euro). In the March edition of Borghi Magazine it is possible to read his interview with the mayor of Troina, Fabio Venezia. Troina is one of the municipalities of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy association...
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Assigned 7 properties for 1 euro in Taranto

Sold properties for 1 euro in Taranto
7 properties were assigned for 1 euro in the city of Taranto. What happens now and how to join the Taranto project?The history of 1 euro houses in TarantoThe city of Taranto adheres to the 1 euro houses initiative from as early as 2021. The project was a huge success, making available the ruins of the historic center, now undergoing renovation. Among the projects most di...
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This Peruvian couple moved to Biccari in a 1 euro house

1 euro house in Biccari for a Peruvian couple
Here is the story of the Peruvian couple looking for a 1 euro house in Biccari. How is the purchase of Fernando and Jimena's 1 euro house going?The Peruvians are coming to Biccari!Biccari continues to attract new citizens from all over the world. The last family who wants to come and live in Biccari comes from Peru. Fernando Lanatta and Jimena Becerra is a Peruvian coupl...
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Superbonus 110 and 1 euro houses: Here are the deadlines

The Superbonus 110 is also applicable for some 1 euro houses. How the Superbonus 110 works, how to check if you are eligible and what are the deadlines.Superbonus 110 for 1 euro housesThe Superbonus 110% is an incentive measure, implemented by the Italian government. The Superbonus 110 mechanism provides the possibility of carrying out renovation or property betterment w...
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The stories of the Argentines in Mussomeli

Mussomeli Case for 1 euro with Argentines
More than 30 Argentines in Mussomeli bought 1 euro houses, thus making it their dream land. Here are their stories and experiences.Argentines in Mussomeli: House at 1 euro for Érica30 Argentines came from the town of Rosario in Argentina to Mussomeli. Among them also Érica Yáñez and her boyfriend Alexis.“I've wanted to buy a house for a long time. With my 13 hours a d...
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Are you considering buying a house for 1 euro in Italy? Start here!

Are you considering buying a house for 1 euro?
Are you going to buy a house for 1 euro? Having doubts about what to do, wether it's a scam or a joke, is common and normal. Who would ever give a house for the symbolic price of 1 euro? What happens once you buy it? Can you move in right away? Don't worry, here are the answers.The phenomenon of 1 euro houses in Italy has already existed for years with successful examples ...
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Here’s how much a 1 euro house really costs

What are the costs of the houses at 1 euro
When you see the price of 1 euro for these houses in Italy, you surely have your doubts about it. How much does a 1 euro house actually cost, what to watch out for and how to avoid scams?The real cost of 1 euro housesMany ask themselves a legitimate question when they see the news about 1 euro houses. Is it just a scam, a joke?Nope, it's all true! The small municipalit...
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I’m going to live in the mountains! The Piedmont project

Photo by Konstantin Kleine on Unsplash
The initiative of the Piedmont region, called "I go to live in the mountains" received 571 applications. The love for life in the mountainous countryside is therefore there! What are the results of the project and what are the other opportunities to move to the region?The return to the mountainAn incredible success for the Piedmont region! The project, launched in early ...
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Mussomeli: A success story with 1 euro houses

1 euro houses in Mussomeli
The small town of Mussomeli has been very successful with the 1 euro houses project. On the verge of abandonment, the municipality has restored its historic center, selling abandoned houses at symbolic prices for those who would renovate them and relocate to the village.From the 14:40 minute of the Rai 3 Mediterranean program, we can see the example of those who sold and b...
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Moving to Puglia for 5000 euros? That’s how!

The small town of Roseto Valfortore in Puglia offers 5000 euros to those who move to the country. For those who dream of moving to Puglia, this is the opportunity not to be missed. Here's how to do it.Where is Roseto Valfortore located?The small Apulian town is located about an hour from the city of Foggia. It rises in the Daunia mountains, on a hilly rise 658 meters abo...
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Piazza Armerina: Council approves the 1 euro houses project

Piazza Armerina confirmed the announcement
The town of Piazza Armerina has approved the 1 euro houses project. Here's how to participate in the sale and purchase of houses at the symbolic price of 1 euro.Small town in the province of EnnaPiazza Armerina is one of the many small Sicilian municipalities at risk of depopulation. To counter the abandonment of the village and the deterioration of abandoned houses, the...
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In Biccari houses sold for 1 and up to 30 thousand euros

The small town of Biccari has managed to sell and repopulate 14 houses. The cost? Between 30 thousand and 1 euro. Here's the story.Biccari: From the 1 euro houses to the real estate market housesFor the past year, the municipality has launched the "Case a Biccari" (Houses in Biccari) project, which includes both properties for 1 euro and those up to 30 thousand euro. The...
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1 euro house in Sambuca: Meredith’s dream from Chicago

House renewal for 1 euro in Sambuca
1 euro house in Sambuca? Here is Meredith Tabbone, financial advisor from Chicago and lover of the Italian dolce vita. Soon she will be able to realize her dream, moving to Sambuca into her renovated 1 euro house. How did she do it and what were the main difficulties on her way? Here's the story.Americans in Sambuca di SiciliaLike many Americans, especially those of Ital...
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In Leonforte 411 thousand euros to counteract depopulation

Leonforte 1 euro houses
In Leonforte they are fighting depopulation both with the 1 euro housing project and with municipal funding. This is what 411 thousand euros will be dedicated to.Depopulation in LeonforteDepopulation in the small villages of the Sicilian hinterland is a very common phenomenon. Many try to counter it with the 1 euro houses project. But this is not the only direction munic...
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1 Euro Houses on Radio24

Last week, our Maurizio Berti participated in a radio interview on Radio24, talking about 1 euro houses. Here's what we said.The 1 euro houses project in ItalyIn the radio program, we mainly talked about the phenomenon of 1 euro houses in Sicily. Since Southern Italy suffers much more from depopulation, and therefore from an economic and job loss, the initiatives there a...
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Here are the 1 euro houses sold in Troina

In Troina, the 1 Euro Houses project paid off. The deed of purchase of one of the available houses has been officially signed.1 euro houses in ancient districts of TroinaTwo young Sicilian sisters, Roberta and Renata Rizzo, just bought one of the 1 euro houses available. Residents of Catenanuova and Padua respectivelly, they want to carry out an entrepreneurial project o...
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Pignone 1 euro houses: Over 100 requests received

Pignone receives over 100 requests for 1 euro houses
The municipality of Pignone has closed the applications for 1 euro houses. As of December 31, they have received over 100 requests for available abandoned homes. What are the next steps?The 1 euro houses project in Pignone: phase 2Pignone's initiative has given excellent results both in Italy and abroad. The expressions of interest received by the municipality by the dea...
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Houses in Sambuca bought by Americans

Americans buy a house in Sambuca
In Sambuca new home sales for 2 euros. This time it's a couple from the US who bought a house to renovate and to relocate to Sambuca.Who are these US citizens who bought a house in Sambuca?The American spouses Massoud Ahmadi and Shelley Spencer are business lawyers from Washington DC He is originally from Iran, she born and raised in the US. The couple has bought two yea...
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Living for free in Sambuca: The 1 euro house from Airbnb

An incredible opportunity to live in an Airbnb 1 euro house. The collaboration between the municipality of Sambuca di Sicilia and the well known company Airbnb brings news. They're launching the first pilot project: a renovated 1 euro house for FREE. Here's how it works.How Airbnb's 1 Euro House project worksThe project presented by Airbnb is simple: Move to Sicily, liv...
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1 euro houses Italy: A success story

The 1 euro houses are an initiative to which more than 60 Italian municipalities have joined. Today we can observe their success. Repopulation of the villages, rural development and economic return are the three main points of the project. Here are the stories and the results.The 1 euro houses project: It sounds like a joke but it's trueMany of you have already heard of ...
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Modica repopulates its historic center

Modica repopulates its historic center
Modica repopulates its center! There are 39 families that have moved (for rent or buying a house) in the center of Modica. Here are the details if you want to join the initiative too.Modica's strategy to repopulate the cityUnlike the 1 euro houses initiative, Modica has embarked on a somewhat different strategy. With incentives dedicated to families, willing to buy or re...
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Funds to municipalities subject to depopulation

The 1,187 Italian municipalities subject to depopulation will receive a total of 180 million euros to combat this phenomenon. Who are the municipalities that will receive the funds and how will they be used? Find out here.The phenomenon of depopulationDepopulation is one of the main problems of small Italian villages. A phenomenon that has existed for decades, depopulati...
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1 euro houses in Sardinia: A crazy rental scheme!

1 Euro houses in Sardinia
How to rent houses for 1 euro in Sardinia? The municipality of Ollolai offers symbolic rents for those who move to the municipality for a period of 5 years. Here's how it works.Are you considering regular holidays in Sardinia?Sardinia is one of the jewels of the Mediterranean. In addition to the breathtaking coasts and beaches, it also intrigues with the mountain hinterl...
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Houses at 1 euro: Off to the second phase in Ollolai

The second phase of the 1 euro houses project has started in the small Sardinian village of Ollolai. The municipality, which we have been following for some time, has made available about thirty houses and twenty commercial premises. Here's how it works for anyone who wants to relocate.1 euro houses in Ollolai now for rentThe first phase was aimed at "urban regeneration"...
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1 Euro Houses: The secret of those who buy them

1 Euro Houses: The secret of those who buy them
Who actually buys 1 euro houses? At the end of November, our Maurizio Berti made an interview for Upday News on the subject of 1 euro houses. Who are the buyers of the abandoned houses in the Italian countryside and how do they manage to buy them almost at no cost?The 1 Euro Houses project has been present in Italy for quite some time. Among the greatest successes in the r...
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