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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

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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Credit: Fiore Silvestro Barbato/Wiki Commons
Credit: Fiore Silvestro Barbato/Wiki Commons

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.

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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."

Credit: E Minardi/Wiki Commons
Credit: E Minardi/Wiki Commons

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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Topics: Life News, Real, travel

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life journalism before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. She's now living her best freelancing life, sometimes heading into the office, but mostly working from home in her PJs drinking coffee. Contact her: [email protected]

 

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