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Presicce: The pretty Italian town paying people ,000 to move there

Presicce: The pretty Italian town paying people $30,000 to move there

Presicce: The pretty Italian town paying people ,000 to move there

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(CNN) — In recent years, towns across Italy have been racing to initiate ingenious schemes aimed at luring in new residents and reviving their properties.

From dilapidated homes selling for just over $1 to ready-to-move homes, the competition is fierce.

The picturesque town of Presicce in the sunny part of Puglia is the latest to enter the game with a mouth-watering offer. Authorities have said they will pay up to €30,000 (about $30,000) to buy vacant homes and obtain residency rights.

Even better, prices for the homes sold as part of the deal start at around €25,000. Like other cheap properties for sale throughout Italy, it has long been abandoned by its original owners.

As an added bonus, it is surrounded by the nature of the Salento region, in the heel of the Italian boot, and its fantastic location close to the powder beaches and clear turquoise waters of Santa Maria di Leuca.

Authorities in Presicce hope the cash incentive offer will breathe new life into a depopulated town where the number of newborns is declining year by year.

“There are many vacant houses in the historic center built before 1991 that we hope will come to life again with new residents,” local councilor Alfredo Palese told CNN. It’s a shame to see our old district, full of great architecture and art, slowly emptying out.”

Details of the deal are currently being finalized, Palese added, but the agency is ready to begin the application in the coming weeks when the information becomes available on the city hall website.

“We are offering up to €30,000 to people willing to move here and buy one of these abandoned residences,” he says. “The funds he will split in two. Part will be used to buy the old house and part will be used to restyle it if necessary.”

A tale of two towns

Presicce merged with the nearby town of Acquarica in 2019.

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By merging with neighboring communities to create the larger town of Presicce-Acquarica in 2019, Palese said he bequeathed additional funding to ensure the project would last for years to come.

“After the merger, in accordance with Italian law, our larger territory will benefit from more public funds of around 1,000,000 euros per year over the next few years, to be invested in revitalizing the old districts,” said Palese. says.

Together, Presicce and Acquarica currently have about 9,000 inhabitants, but only half of the population lives in the older part of the community.

City Hall has already launched other schemes to attract more residents, including tax incentives for setting up new business activities and baby bonuses for families with children.

To be eligible for the €30,000 incentive, the buyer must reside in Presicce and purchase one of the properties mapped by the authorities and built before 1991.

House prices start at €500 per square meter, according to Palese. Around €25,000 is enough to secure a 50 square meter residence for him in need of repair.

“Green Gold”

The property for sale is located in the old part of town.

The property for sale is located in the old part of town.

Roberto Micocchio

The history of Presicce dates back to the Middle Ages. During this period, settlements sprawled around Saracen fortresses built by monks who dug cellars and underground olive mills as a refuge for survivors of pirate raids.

Lush olive groves that produce fine extra virgin olive oil, earned a reputation as Puglia’s ‘Green Gold City’, and during the Renaissance was a thriving fiefdom known for its fine wine, cheese and cattle trade. prospered.

Many locals lived underground, burrowing into the rocky terrain of Presicce.

Beneath the main square and opulent Baroque palazzos lie a network of 23 secret rooms and olive mills. trapettarispent many months during the harvest season, pressing olives in millstones pressed by donkeys.

Many historic buildings have private access to cellars where large mills still stand. A guided tour of the underground city is a sightseeing highlight.

The ancient capital is a mixture of wide, tasteful streets and narrow, winding alleyways. Stately decorated gilded buildings with wrought-iron balconies and courtyards mingle with simple white dwellings.

Underground olive factory.

Underground olive factory.

Roberto Micocchio

There are frescoed palazzos, chapels and votive columns erected from white-reddish rock by the wealthy rural bourgeoisie.

of Vecchi Curti (Old Courtyard) is a typical residence located in two picturesque districts of the Old Town called Korcuri and Padre Terno, with private gardens, underground factories, citrus trees and exotic plants.

Presicce countryside with ancient solitary domed stone chapels, Byzantine crypts, olive groves with huge twisted tree trunks, purplish dry stone walls and fortified It offers the best of the Puglian countryside, including the fortress. Masserie A rural farm where a farmer’s family once lived under the protection of a powerful lord to escape pirate attacks.

festivals and food

Homes for sale start at around 25,000 euros.

Homes for sale start at around 25,000 euros.

Roberto Micocchio

Trekking and biking routes wind through idyllic landscapes dotted with sheep pastures and abandoned stone forts. The pristine coastline of Salento, which runs between the seaside locations of Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca, is just a stone’s throw away.

In addition to underground refinery tours and olive oil and food tasting festivals, attractions include a museum of peasant civilization that showcases objects from the past.

Annual festival of Salentina folk music, dance, antique crafts and food fairs.

Associated with the Cult of St. Andrew, Presicce’s fried fish dish is a gourmand’s specialty, alongside the iconic handmade pastas, orecchiette and stracinate. Other local delicacies include pittoor fermented pasta pancakes stuffed or made with shrimp, cod and vegetables. Alla pizzaiolaserved with olives, capers and cherry tomatoes.

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