Another Italian Town Is Trying To Lure New Families With A Cash Offer

Not long after Sambuca, in Sicily, Italy tried to entice people to move there with houses for $1, a different quaint Italian village is offering an even better deal.

Locana, a town located in the Italian Alps, will pay you $10,300 over three years to move there, but the catch is that you have to have at least one child. Locana is one of many towns in rural Italy that has seen its population age and decline in recent decades. There are roughly 1500 residents in Locana today compared to the 7000 that lived there a century ago. By paying people, specifically families, to move to town, the mayor of Locana hopes to rebuild his community.

A new population of young people would help keep Locana’s school open. New residents can work remotely, but the mayor also welcomes them to take over one of the dozens of defunct shops, bars, and restaurants in town. Candidates can be foreigners or Italian residents.

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