Above, the medieval town of Castelsardo, Province of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy. (Photo source: Balate Dorin/Depositphotos)
Italy will pay you over $15,000 to move to the island of Sardinia
September 16, 2022
Italy is a dream destination for many people. Between the stunning landscapes and the long history of art and culture, there is a lot to appreciate in this small European country. And while most people plan on only visiting, there are increasing opportunities to move to certain regions. Not only that, but the Italian government is even paying people to relocate, reports My Modern Met.
One of the most recent initiatives is aiming to encourage workers and families to settle on the beautiful island of Sardinia, which is just off the west coast of Italy. Like many other parts of the country, Sardinia is suffering from a shrinking population and weak economy, so the government is using a total of about US$44 million to distribute to those willing to move to the idyllic island.
“Thanks to the contributions to their first houses,” saysSardinian President Christian Solinas, “this is strengthened and becomes fertile ground for those who will move there or decide to build a family. There can be no growth without a real enhancement of the territories, of the interior and most disadvantaged areas, which must pass through new policies for their repopulation.”