We’ve all heard about Italy’s one-euro homes, but in practice, does anyone ever buy one? And many of us have imagined starting afresh in a new country and making a real difference in the world. One man who moved from a flat in north London to Sicily shows just what opportunities are out there, at minimal cost, if you’re willing to be bold.
The Italian government wants you to improve your home. Or at least, it wants property owners to spend money on home improvements such as thermal insulation and solar power that gives work to Italian workers, as it coaxes the economy out of the post-Covid slump.
The combination of great value properties, rising tourist numbers and tax incentives for those relocating have made this a great year to buy property in Italy. Whether, renting out your holiday home, working in Italy or retiring, Italy offers the culture, climate, scenery and lifestyle that your whole family will enjoy.
Move to Molise and start a business, and you could be rewarded with 700 euros a month over the first three years. This tiny Italian region hopes this exciting new initiative will help regenerate small villages that are becoming depopulated, and bring in new life to its rural communities. So what are you waiting for?
If you’re dreaming of a new life in Italy, there’s no reason to wait until retirement. With a bit of creativity, a move is the perfect chance to ditch the 9-5 to be your own boss, or to make a sideways career step – so many buyers successfully open holiday businesses, work as English teachers, writers, estate agents, sport coaches and more. And so can you!
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