Have you ever thought about leaving your busy and hectic life behind to live in an idyllic village in northern Italy? That would be a dream come true for many.
The mayor of Bormida, Danielle Galliano, wanting to attract more residents to his town dwindling down in population, is offering 2000 Euros ($2,170 USD) and cheap accommodations, with rent for a small property going for only 50 Euros for anyone willing to move to the village and call it home.
The small mountain community is located just 50 miles west of the bustling port city of Genoa. The town has only 394 residents, a church, four restaurants, a bed and breakfast and a post office that opens only three days a week. Much of the architecture of the town dates back to the 13th century.
The town has been losing residents steadily since the 1950’s and the mayor wanted to offer an incentive to younger people to repopulate the medieval village.
“We’re a small community but very welcoming. We’re high up in a mountain area but also not far from the sea – it’s a healthy lifestyle, the air is very clean,” a local town counselor said in an interview with The Guardian.
The manager of Oddone Giuseppe, one of the village restaurants adds to that: ”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.”
When can we move in?
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