Stunning Italian city by the sea is latest to sell homes for just 85p


HAVE you always fancied owning a home by the sea?

Well, now you can – and you’d only have to pay 1€ (85p) for a property in a dreamy coastal city in southern Italy.

 The coastal city of Taranto is selling 1€ homes

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The coastal city of Taranto is selling 1€ homesCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The city of Taranto, located in the “heel” of Italy, is joining a number of Italian towns that are selling off 1€ homes in a bid to boost the size of its population.

While most of the places selling the heavily discounted homes so far have been tiny towns and villages in relatively remote areas, Taranto is the first city taking part in the stunt according to The Local.

City officials hopes that the cheap homes will improve Taranto’s image, which is frequently associated with a polluting steel plant within Italy.

Specifically, the council wants people to move into the historic old town.

It had previously been home to some 40,000 people, although the population has now dwindled to less than 3,000, in part because the streets have been considered dangerous because they’re so old according to Corriere Della Sera.

 They're looking for people to move into the historic old city

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They’re looking for people to move into the historic old cityCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 Taranto is full of gorgeous architecture

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Taranto is full of gorgeous architectureCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 The old city is located between the sea and a lagoon

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The old city is located between the sea and a lagoonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 Taranto wants to change its image through the stunt

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Taranto wants to change its image through the stuntCredit: Getty Images – Getty

It wouldn’t be hard for would-be buyers to fall in love with the area, though.

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The old town is situated on a strip of land located between the sea and the lagoon, and there are some stunning coastal views.

Aside from sandy beaches, there’s also a nature reserve that’s home to flamingos.

Nearby, there are also historical attractions including castles and cathedrals.

While Taranto is initially listing just three properties for sale, they want to ultimately attract some 25,000 people into the old city, and will list more homes once the first ones sell out.

Those who want to move into the new homes will have to fix them up and live there – so you can’t just restore the buildings and sell them for a profit.

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 The city is in the foodie region of Pulia

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The city is in the foodie region of PuliaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 Taranto wants to boost population in the old city by 25,000

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Taranto wants to boost population in the old city by 25,000Credit: Getty Images – Getty
 In Italy, the city has been associated with a polluting steel plant

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In Italy, the city has been associated with a polluting steel plantCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 The city also has plenty to offer for tourists

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The city also has plenty to offer for touristsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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Bisaccia in Campania is another town selling the cheap homes – but you have to buy it with family or friends.

You can also find the 1€ homes in Bivona as well as Mussomeli in Sicily.

One town even announced it was giving away its homes for free.





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