The exodus from the rural villages in Italy, sits at a staggering pace continued and the mayors want that trend as quickly as possible times. Before they look abroad. the
To new residents, to lure, they get everything out of the closet. Houses for sale at bargain prices and sometimes get interested buyers there is still some money on top. The amount of a euro is often symbolic to the sale to seal.
In the mountain village of Locana, in the northwestern region in Italy that borders on France and Switzerland, the local authorities even further to new residents, to lure. Mayor Giovanni Bruno Mattiet has an amount of 9,000 euros - spread over three years - for families who want to settle down. Condition: they have to have a child and a yearly salary of at least 6,000 euros.
“Our population is at the beginning of the twentieth century, shrunk from 7,000 inhabitants to less than 1.500 because people went in search of a job in the big factories of Turin,” says Mattiet to CNN. In Locana die each year, 40 people, compared to only 10 births.“Enjoy a great lifestyle and good food”
“Our school runs each year, the risk to have to close due to a lack of students and that I must avoid,” says the mayor. “Moreover, there are dozens of closed shops, bars, restaurants and boutiques that are waiting for new people to get them to run.” The village is small, poor, it is certainly not thanks to the clean hydro-electric energy, which the local authorities sell to the Italian state. Not to mention about the beautiful nature in the surroundings. “Here, you can enjoy all year round a great lifestyle and good food,” praises the mayor proud of his village near Turin.