Mayor Offers To Pay You To Move To His Italian Village

The mayor of the Italian village of Bormida is offering to pay up to 2000 Euro’s in cash to anyone prepared to move there. The current population of Bormida, (in a mountainous region of north-west Italy) is 394 people. The nearest major city is, Genoa, about 75 kilometers away. Over the years, the village has become somewhat of a ghost town, prompting the mayor to come up with the idea and float it on Facebook. If his plan goes through, new tenants will be paying as little as 50 Euros a month for rent as part of a scheme to help boost the population. The initiative should be formalized and ready to roll out in a couple months. To help sweeten the deal, there is a Michelin star restaurant – Locanda dell’Angelo- in the nearby town of Millesimo, which is just 20 kilometers miles away. If it all sounds too good to be true… fair warning; a manager at one of the local restaurants warns, ‘There is nothing much to do here. But life is so simple and natural, we have forests, goats, the church, and plenty of good food. Life would definitely be free of stress.’ Images of the village are hard to find online, but here’s a short Wikipedia page on ‘Bormida’ if you’re curious:,_Liguria

Image source: Google Maps

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