Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population | World news | The Guardian

Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population | World news | The Guardian

“The mayor of a remote mountain village in Italy is offering to pay €2,000 (£1,700) to anyone who moves there, in an attempt to save it from becoming a ghost town.

Those who take up residence in Bormida, which sits 420 metres above sea level in the north-west Liguria region and is home to 394 people, will pay as little as €50 a month in rent.

The enticing initiative is Mayor Daniele Galliano’s way of breathing life into a village whose population has dwindled in recent decades as young people leave to find work in the closest big city of Savona or beyond.”

 

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