Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Villa for One Euro?


You read that right. In the picturesque hilltop town of Salemi in western Sicily, the mayor is selling old stone villas in the historic town center for one euro (approximately $1.41) apiece.


The catch? These villas were damaged in the 1968 earthquake, and have stood unoccupied and deteriorating for the past 40 years. Sound appealing? Once you buy the villa, you must restore it in two years in a way that respects its original character and in accordance with the architectural standards established by the town council; you must also hire local builders, architects, decorators, and plumbers to do the work,

1 comment:

Marilyn Terrell said...

Here's a link to the story on Intelligent Travel, with contact information for the mayor and town council if you're interested in buying one:
http://intelligenttravel.typepad.com/it/2008/09/a-villa-for-one.html