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The region of Calabria in southern Italy has published a very attractive offer for those wishing to settle in the Mediterranean country.
Calabria is offering new residents € 28,000 (£ 24,000) if they decide to move to one of their idyllic villages.
They will pay the sum over three years to those who decide to give up their life in their home country and move to beautiful Italy.
The country has taken other similar initiatives before to boost its local economy.
In previous years, the village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio offered people $ 52,500 to live and work there.
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Regional Councilor Gianluca Gallo said: “The aim is to stimulate the local economy and breathe new life into small-scale communities.”
The mayor of Calabria, Gianpietro Coppola, explained: “We want this to be an experience of social inclusion.
“Attract people to live in the area, enjoy the surroundings, beautify the unused places of the city. “
But there are a few pitfalls.
Those who decide to relocate must be 40 years of age or under, be committed to starting a small business, and apply for a residence.
After being accepted into the program, they must be ready to move in within 90 days.
The ‘Active Residence Income’ program will be launched in the coming weeks, and Brits wishing to settle in Italy can apply through the official Calabria website.
The mayor of Calabria explained: “We are fine-tuning the technical details, the exact monthly amount and the duration of the funds.
“And whether to include slightly larger villages with up to 3,000 inhabitants as well.
“So far we have generated tremendous interest from the villages and hopefully if this first program works, more will likely follow in the years to come. “
More than 75 percent of cities in Calabria have fewer than 5,000 inhabitants.
With international travel restrictions still in place, these idyllic towns on the Italian coast are looking for ways to revive their economy and ensure that there will be a generation to follow after this one.