In an attempt to change their destiny upside down, this town in Italy is requesting people to live there. Making their way into the list of towns across Italy, here’s a new entry in the competition to start a smart scheme to pull new residents. The picturesque town of Presicce in the sunny region of Puglia is desirous to grab the attention of people toward shifting there.
According to the Officials, they will compensate people up to €30,000 (roughly Rs 25 lakh)to purchase an abandoned dwelling and start-up residency in that town. To add a cherry on the cake, the houses ready for sale as a parcel of the deal are placed at around 25,000 euros. Exactly like other inexpensive properties on sale all around Italy, they’ve been left empty for a long time by their real owners.
In addition to all of these, the location is totally, covered by the nature of the Salento area in the heel of Italy’s boot and is situated near the powder beaches and turquoise clear waters of Santa Maria di Leuca, according to the CNN report. Officials in Presicce are of the view that the strategy of this cash reward will pop up new hope of residency in their continuously falling population ratio of the town, where newborns are decreasing each year.
“There are many empty homes in the historical center built before 1991 which we would like to see alive again with new residents,” local councilor Alfredo Palese said, as per the report. “It is a pity witnessing how our old districts full of history, wonderful architecture and art are slowly emptying.” The minute formalities of the deal are in the process of being finalized, Palese further says, but officials are all set to start applications in the coming weeks when details will be uploaded on the town’s official website.
“We will be offering up to 30,000 Euros to people willing to move here and buy one of these abandoned dwellings,” according to him. “The total funding will be split in two: it will go partly into buying an old home and partly into restyling it if needed.” According to the CNN report, trekking and biking ways open up through beautiful scenery packed up with sheep-grazing fields and left alone stone forts.
Together with the tours of subterranean oil mills and festivals involving olive oil and food tastings, another impressive feature in the town has into its consideration a museum of peasant civilization, which presents objects from the past. This doesn’t just stop here. The town has yearly festivals showcasing Salentina folk music, dances, antique crafts, and food fairs.
As per the report, Presicce’s fried fish delicacies, connected to the cult of Saint Andrew, are a gourmand peculiar, as are the legendary handmade pasta, orecchiette and fascinate. Other local attractions have to be picture-leavened pasta pancakes packed with shrimp, cod, and vegetables — or made all pizzaiola, with olives, capers and cherry tomatoes.