This year, consider taking that dream vacation in the village of Bormida, Italy. You’ll find yourself immersed in that unique Italian rustic charm, good food, peacefulness and the specific beauty of the sloping hills and mountain range. Also, the mayor of Bormida recently proposed a $2,000 incentive to anyone who moves there.
The proposal is not official and no one can claim it (yet!), but it came from a very heartfelt place. Mayor Daniele Galliano brought up the idea on a Facebook post as a response to the declining population in his town. The nearest big city, Genoa, has pretty much drained the working youth away from Bormida.
The small town, with only 394 residents, promises a life of quiet surrounded by the mountainous range typical of the Liguria region. Since Mayor Galliano’s initial Facebook post, thousands of inquiries from all over the world have been pouring into his inbox.
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One Facebook commenter, Vincent Gaspar, voiced what we’re all thinking about when it comes to this proposal: “Mr. Mayor, I would certainly love to live there. I hope this bill goes through because I will move there in a heartbeat.”
The biggest and most important part of this incentive is that it will reduce the rent in Bormida down to a mere $50 a month! That is, if the local government approves the idea.
On top of that, people who stay at Bormida have the option to dine at a Michelin star restaurant nearby. Locanda dell’Angelo, which is located only 13 miles away from Bormida.
When you compare that to the rent in other cities around the world, this incentive looks even more enticing. In New York City alone, a simple two-bedroom apartment starts at $3,000 a month.