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This Stunning Italian Region Is Offering You £22,000 To Move There

This Stunning Italian Region Is Offering You £22,000 To Move There

Getting paid to move to a beautiful hilltop region in's like a dream come true.

Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell

While cities like London are struggling to accommodate the masses of people that want to make it its home, a region in Italy is having to entice people by paying them to move there.

Molise, a picturesque hilltop area in Southern Italy, is desperate to increase its population, so is offering €700 (£621) a month for three years, to anyone who wants to make it their forever home.

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That is a sweet sweet sum of €25,200 (£22,343) across the three years.

And while the town gets hot summers, it can suffer cool winters, but we still think we could be tempted.

The catch is, you must open a business in one of Molise's town and that town must have a population with less than 2,000 inhabitants.

The president of Molise, Donato Toma, doesn't mind what business you have in mind, they just want to retain new residents and give people a reason to stay.


He told The Guardian: "They can open any sort of activity: a bread shop, a stationery shop, a restaurant, anything.

"It's a way to breathe life into our towns while also increasing the population."

The underpopulated towns will also receive £9,000 to help build infrastructure and promote cultural activities.

Donato Toma added: "It's not just a matter of increasing the population. People also need infrastructure and a reason to stay, otherwise we'll end up back where we started in a few years."

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The government will also want you to improve your Italian language skills, so you do need to work a bit for your monthly money.

The area was nominated for 2019's Italy's Most Beautiful Town contest and boasts beautiful towns that don't allow cars inside, making it a calm peaceful place to live.

It is also known for its ancient Christmas traditions and cheese (this place sounds too good to be true - are we right?), has lost 9,000 people since 2014 who either chose to leave the area or passed away.

It makes for pretty depressing statistics.

And in 2018, not a single birth was registered in any of its nine towns - no wonder they are paying people to move there.

So if you've got a lifelong dream to become a bread maker or restaurant owner and you don't mind living remotely, this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

What's not to like about a cheese-loving region set within rolling hills?

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