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Can you imagine being asked to move to a picturesque town in Italy and being paid to do so?

For a few lucky ones this is more of a reality than ever before.

The sunny region of Puglia is located in the heel of Italy’s boot. It’s close to the stunning white beaches and turquoise clear water of the famous Santa Maria di Leuca.

The town of Presicce is located in this region and is offering people 30,000 euros to buy an empty house and become a resident.

The houses up for sale as part of the deal cost around 25,000 euros and form part of the offer. Although the houses have been long abandoned by their former owners, the town offers so much to its new residents.

Alfredo Palese told CNN that the aim of the offer is to breathe new life into the depopulating town.

“There are many empty homes in the historical centre built before 1991 which we would like to see alive again with new residents. It is a pity witnessing our old districts full of history, wonderful architecture and art are slowly emptying.”

With the number of newborns declining every year, local authorities are scrambling to get the deal on offer ready.

CNN reports that the details of the deal are currently being finalised, but authorities are ready to launch applications in upcoming weeks when information will be available on the town hall website.

Image credit: CNN

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