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Buy a house in Italy for less than a cappuccino

Steven Adams
Mussomeli is a town of 11,000 people, located in the heart of Sicily.
Mussomeli is a town of 11,000 people, located in the heart of Sicily.

Two bucks will buy you a house in the Italian countryside.

Many of Italy’s ancient towns are losing residents so community leaders are taking action.

The city of Mussomeli, in Sicily, is an example of a place desperate to rebuild its population. In fact, they will give you a house for about $2 if you promise to live there. And fix it up. And pay a few fees.

The program requires that you renovate the home within three years of purchase. You can do the renovation work yourself.

The fees are estimated to run up to $4,500 and you can expect annual taxes of $400.

This just might be a great way to make that life change you’ve been dreaming about.

View the homes and start the application process at

Here’s a taste of life in Sicily.

Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].

Categories: Lifestyles | Travel | World
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