If you’ve ever dreamed of life la dolce vita — sweet life — in Italy, now you have a chance to get paid for it…sort of.
The government of Sardinia, Italy, is prepared to pay people 15,000 euros (about $14,767) to move to the Mediterranean island.
According to transl Press ReleaseSardinia allocates €45 million to subsidize 3,000 grants of up to $15,000 each.
“We created the conditions for young people to decide to stay and [develop] the economic structure of the most fragile territories,” Christian Solinas, president of Sardinia, said in a translated press release.
Getting $15,000 to move to Italy sounds great, but there’s a catch to this offer.
To be eligible you must:
- Move to a Sardinian town with a population of less than 3000 people
- Give $15,000 to renovate the house
- Live there full time
- Register Sardinia as your permanent residence within 18 months
Sardinia is not the only Italian city offering money to attract new residents.
“The aim is to boost the local economy and breathe new life into small communities,” said regional councilor Gianluca Gallo. CNN in 2021.
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