You Can Live in This Hilltop Italian City for Less Than Your Heating Bill

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Social Content Editor10 May 2017

Free money? Italy? Beautiful town? Yes, please. But what’s the catch?

Catch? There is none. The mayor of a remote mountain village in Italy is offering people from all over the world €2,000 (US$2,170) to pack up and move there. Why? Well, the place is getting a little lonely. So much in fact, that only 394 people remain.

Those who do take the plunge though, are in for a real surprise. Once you move to the beautiful town of Bormida, which is perched 485m (1,591 ft.) above the clouds in north-west Liguria, you’ll pay as little as €50 (US$54) a month in rent!

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Mayor Daniele Galliano came up with the incentive after hundreds of teens left the town in search of jobs in the closest city of Savona. The small print on the cash offer is still being ironed out by town officials, Galliano wrote on his Facebook page. But if everything goes to plan, anyone that moves to the city, and buys, or rents a property will be gifted the 2,000 smackers.

It doesn’t stop there though. Because of the town’s incredibly low-rent scheme, small properties will cost just €50 (US$54) a month. And if you want something a little bigger, expect to pay out no more than €120 (US$130).

All that’s left to do is quit your job, book a plane ticket and live out the rest of your days in Italia. Belissimo!

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