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Slagtilbud on the Italian island: Buying a house for the seven crowns

Thousands of Danish tourists flocking each year to the lush volcanic island of Sicily at Italy's southernmost tip, but if you have a ten in your pocket, you no longer need to waste money on hotel stays, the next time the trip goes to the popular wine-growing region.

the Town of Sambuca di Sicilia, on the popular holiday island has put dozens of houses on sale for just one euro, which corresponds to approximately 7,5 Danish kroner.

It writes CNN.

Several of the houses are reportedly located on the mountain top with good views out over the island, which is about the size of Jutland, and which in the vernacular is called the Mediterranean's largest pearl.

Slagtilbuddet is a part of the Italian authorities ' attempt to ’revive’ the community in the city, which - like several other towns in the rural areas - in recent years has struggled with depopulation, as many locals have chosen to move to the capital city regions.

however, There is a single small snag, if you are considering to buy a great holiday house in the Italian wine region, and it is, that the houses of between 40-150 square meters is fairly dilapidated, and that the buyers are required to renovate for a minimum of 15,000 euros (112.000 euros) within three years.

in Addition, you should be able to put down a deposit of 5000 euros (37.000 euros), as you will get back when the renovation is complete.

Sambuca di Sicilia is the first Italian city that are trying to lure intruders with a brilliant offer, but according to CNN they are in turn the first, which makes it possible to purchase the house immediately.

- In contrast to the other cities, which just made it for advertisement, so the owner of the city all the houses that are for sale for one euro, says the city's deputy mayor, Giuseppe Cacioppo, to the us media, and continues:

- We are not the middleman, who acts as the link between the old and the new owner. If you want a house, you can get it in no time.

According to the viceborgmesteren have the cheap properties already generated great interest the world over:

- Foreigners flock here and are amazed by this beauty. About ten houses are already sold, but there are dozens back, which need to be renovated. We have been contacted by people from Switzerland, France and Spain, and we still have many inquiries.

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