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This Italian Town Will Give You Actual Money To Just Live There


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This is Candela, a gorgeous little Italian town about 80 miles from Naples.

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The town is located in the province of Foggia and the region of Apulia — which basically means that it rains pizza and pasta there, probably every day.

Despite its charm, though, Candela has a tiny problem: it only has a population of about 2,700 people.

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In the '90s, the population was more like 8,000, so it's super underpopulated right now.


So Nicola Gatta, Candela's mayor, came up with a plan: to pay people to live there.

Gatta told CNN that Candela used to be known as "Little Naples" in the '60s, back when the town bustled with tourism and all kinds of business.

That's right: this Italian mayor is offering up to 2,000 euros — more than $2,300 — for you to pack your bags and just ~move to Italy.~

Individuals who move there can receive 800 euros, couples can get 1,200 euros and families of three get between 1,500-1,800 euros. But if you have a family of four or more, you can get 2,000 euros — all the more reason to bring along Aunt Carol.

There is a catch, of course: you have to rent a house and find a job that pays at least 7,500 euros a year.

So, to recap: If you're dreaming of just ~leaving it all~ and moving to Italy, this is literally your chance.



Did we mention that you'd be eating Italian food like, all the time??

Plus, you'll be just an hour from the beach...

So...any reason you're still reading this instead of packing?

This post was translated from Spanish.


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