In order to increase the number of inhabitants, the city of sardinia (Italy), an island located in the Mediterranean Sea, launched an economic campaign. The regional government offers to pay up to 15,000 euros to those who decide to reside in the paradisiacal place.
The local authorities reserved a budget of 45 million euros amount that will be allocated to new residents. Thus, they seek to attract 3,000 new citizens.
Christian Solinas President of Sardinia, highlighted the virtues of the program, according to the CNBC network. “We have created the conditions for young people to decide to stay and (develop) the economic fabric of the most fragile territories,” he said in a statement.
It is worth mentioning that other towns in Italy, including some on the island, have already ordered similar measures. The Italian official stressed the need for its application. “There can be no growth without a real enhancement of the territories, the interior and the most disadvantaged areas, which must go through new policies for their repopulation,” he explained.
Although Sardinia has impressive and paradisiacal landscapes, the region suffers from problems of migration of the youngest towards the most modern urban centers. Over the years, the reduction of the population became evident.
On the other hand, people who wish to buy a house in Sardinia can only do so if they plan to live there full time, that is, permanent residence.
First, to receive the €15,000 ($14,590), you’ll need to register your residence in Sardinia within 18 months of arrival if you want to be eligible for the payment, meaning once you’re on the Italian island, You can now start managing the process.
The island has enchanting horizons. Last year, the specialized travel publication Travel+Leisure included a city in Sardinia among the 17 best small communes on the European continent. Is about castelsardo considered an ideal base by the sea to discover the north coast of the region.
With its colorful streets, inviting beaches and Bronze Age ruins, the medieval hilltop town has plenty of accommodation options, seafood spots and bars serving local swordfish as well as white wines. In addition, it has roads that lead to the iconic Capo Caccia, Spiaggia Rena Bianca and Costa Smeralda in a few hours.
Sardinia is also striking for another singularity. Perdasdefogu and Seulo, two small towns on the island, are vying for the throne of the oldest population in the world, according to The New York Times. Due to the number of people over 100 years old, the territories try to position themselves as the international capital of the longest lives.