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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.
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Tired of Milan or Turin? Here are the villages to move to
Santa Fiora is a small village, immersed in a fascinating natural environment, away from chaos and stres. It is ready to welcome all the smart workers of Italy in the “Santa Fiora smart village”. The first project launched in Italy, thanks to the recent arrival of the ultra-broadband, which will, through a tender, cover 50% of the rent to those who want to live for a period in Santa Fiora and work remotely.
Nor should we forget the Piedmont region, where many municipalities have joined the I go to live in the mountains project! For those who want the tranquility of life in the mountains, with nearby ski slopes and sporting activities all year round, the opportunity could be more than interesting.
In addition, many nearby municipalities join the 1 Euro Houses Project. Among these are:
- Albugnano (Piedmont)
- Borgomezzavalle (Piedmont)
- Carrega Ligure (Piedmont)
- Oyace (Aosta Valley)
- Pignone (Liguria)
- Triora (Liguria)
Tired of Rome? Here are the municipalities with 1 euro houses
In Lazio we see a growth of municipalities, interested in the 1 euro houses initiative. Every year, one is added that tries to sell houses at the symbolic price of 1 euro. By purchasing the house you undertake to renovate it and move, thus repopulating the ancient centers of the villages.
On the list we can highlight 3 municipalities:
Tired of Naples? Move to the villages of the hinterland!
For those who love the south, the sea and hot summers, we can find attractive situations here too! In the Campania region, many municipalities have sprung up, most of the hinterland of the region, which offer houses for 1 euro. Here is the full list:
- Altavilla Salentina (Campania)
- Bisaccia (Campania)
- Pietramelara (Campania)
- Teora (Campania)
- Zungoli (Campania)
Are you willing to move further south? You can check more than 30 municipalities offering 1 euro houses in Southern Italy and Sicily on our 1 euro house map.
In addition, there are various initiatives to repopulate the small abandoned municipalities. More than a thousand municipalities have received funds to combat depopulation. Modica has offered houses to families, while Roseto Valfortore in Puglia pays you 5000 euros to move you to their town. A tempting opportunity also comes from Sicily, specifically from Sambuca. You can live for free as an Airbnb host!
In short, there are many opportunities. Small municipalities are committed to offering the services they need for a life like the city, including broadband internet, restaurants, shops and public services. At a minimum, it is worth exploring the options and considering the savings on home purchases and the high quality of life of small Italian municipalities.