With many of its homes now empty, Italy’s Presicce is mounting a scheme to bring in new residents with a one-off payment.
There’s a potential $30,000 on the table for anyone relocating to the town and prepared to purchase and live in one of its historic properties. These sell for an average of $25,000, however, leaving newcomers with a little left over for renovations.
Presicce – which is located in holidaymakers’ favourite, Puglia – merged with the nearby town of Acquarica in 2019, meaning it now has around 9,000 residents. In a bid to bring more people into the area, there are also tax benefits and bonuses for families, as well as people launching new businesses.
The town is steeped in history, dating back to the middle ages and home to crypts and underground olive mills, which can still be visited today. The beautiful scenery of Puglia surrounds Presicce, with the coast also not far away.
Applications for the grant are set to launch later this year.