Several villages in Calabria, Italy, are offering $ 33,000 to new residents. What is the catch?


Are you looking for change after the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted overseas travel for several months? The Italian region of Carabria offers $ 33,000 new residents over three years to move to one of its villages.

There are pitfalls. New residents need to start a small business or work as a specific professional needed in the town.Residency provided by “Active Residency Project” Only available to those under the age of 40. Selected people can move to Calabria within 90 days.

According to the project’s website, the project has about $ 829,000 to disperse to new residents and may offer grants to help launch hotels, restaurants and other businesses.

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The plan to revitalize the region with new residents and businesses is “a concrete response to the depopulation of the inner region, where much can still be said about strengthening architecture and tourism.”Area said in Press conference.

According to Gallo, the goal of this project is to promote employment and progress in small villages.

“Small municipalities are the true identity of our territory and are at risk of disappearing,” Garo said. Bringing new residents and businesses to the village will “enable both the regeneration of small villages and the redemption of young Calabrians who want a job.”

Nine villages are participating in the program.

  • Albidona

  • Aieta

  • Boba

  • Caccuri

  • Santa saverina

  • Sandner Todininea

  • Civita

  • Santa Garter del Bianco

  • Thermo and Preca Core

Project updates and applications will be posted on the city website..

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This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Calabria, Italy, offers new residents $ 33,000 to move to one of nine villages

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