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Italy: houses for 1 euro?

Want to buy a house for 1 euro? It appears to be possible in some Italian villages:

  • Sardinia (Sardega): Montresta, Nulvi, Ollolai (one of the world’s longevity “Blue Zones”).
  • Sicily (Sicilia): Bivona, Cammarata, Enna, Gangi, Mussomeli la Caltanissetta Patti, Regalbuto, Salemi, Sambuca, San Pierro, Trapani, Troina.
  • Other areas: Alessandria, Aquila, Avellino, Bisaccia, Borgomezzavalle, Candela, Cantiano, Caprarica di Lecce, Carrega Ligure, Castropignano, Cinquefrondi, Fabbriche di Vergemoli, Frosinone, Grosseto, Lecce nei Mari, Luca, Marsi, Locana, Molise, Montieri, Patrica, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Taranto, Versemoli, Zungoli

Usually, you will be obliged to restore the house within 1 to 3 years. In some areas (e.g. Borgomezzavalle, Locana) you receive financial support when you start a business (up to € 25,000 in Molise), or when you get a child.

Not all websites about this are trustworthy, and not all offers recent. So do your own internet research and be careful.

Recent articles:

You can still buy $1 homes all over Italy

Another Italian town is selling dozens of $1 homes

Cinquefrondi: the ‘Covid-free’ Italian town selling $1 houses

Santo Stefano: This idyllic Italian village will pay you to move there

– Castropignano: The latest Italian village to sell $1 houses

Italy’s €1 houses are back in time for the holidays

Troina: The Italian town that will pay you to restyle a €1 home

Two publications about real experiences of buyers:

We bought a $1 house in Italy. Here’s what happened next

They bought a $1 house in Italy, then Covid-19 struck

Down to earth publications about the costs:
The real costs of buying a house in Italy as a foreigner

To buy or not to buy?


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