This Dreamy Southern Italian Town Welcomes New Residents With a Dream Offer

Have you ever dreamt about moving to Europe? If yes, now is your chance. Even better, you can actually get paid to do it! There’s a charming Italian town that’s ready to pay you quite handsomely if you decide to move there. Interested? Let’s find out more.

The Dream Offer

Located in the Puglia region of Southern Italy, the quaint town named Presicce is enticing new residents through a few lucrative financial incentives. The officials of this dreamy town have come up with an offer to pay anyone up to €30,000, or about $30,000 if they’re ready to buy an empty house in the town and commit to living there permanently. The homes open for sale are all built before 1991 and the price starts at 25,000 euros. All these arrangements are made possible thanks to Welcome to Presicce-Acquarica, the new community program of the town.

The Vision

If you decide to go for the offer, be prepared to do a little work after moving in because the houses in question have been abandoned for some years and you have to take up the responsibility of a renovation project. But that can be fun, right? The program will cover 50% of the total purchasing and renovation cost, up to €30,000 maximum. Also, it’ll help to make the historical center of Presicce alive once again with new neighborhoods, a goal this new community program is aiming for. Alfredo Palese, the local councilor shared that it’s really heartbreaking to witness how the old small towns and districts full of wonderful architecture, unique art, and rich history, are slowly emptying. So, through this Welcome to Presicce-Acquarica program, they have decided to try to fill the historical center’s empty homes with new residents. And with the quintessential European vibe and artfully decorated streets of this Italian town, that goal doesn’t seem like a long stretch!

3 Bucket-List Ideas to Enjoy Cairo in a Different Way

Set alongside the Nile River, the sprawling city of Cairo is the capital of Egypt. It is also the largest city in Africa and the world’s 6th largest city. This modern yet historically rich city is full of exciting experiences and flavorful delicacies. If you want to experience something more than touristy pyramid-visiting and antique-surveying, here are few bucket-list ideas for your Cairo travel itinerary.

Café Hopping

Cairo’s café culture is rich in both history and flavor. The city is packed with all kinds of cafes almost around every corner, serving flavorful coffees with Turkish delights. Many of the cafes are over 200 years old. Even at night, these lively spots are more popular than bars among the locals. Don’t miss to enjoy the bustling scene of Cairo with relishing incredible Turkish coffee and delicious treats from any roadside café.

Visiting the Mohammed Ali Mosque

Right in the Citadel of Cairo, there is the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, commonly known as the Alabaster Mosque. This historic mosque was built between 1830 and 1848, commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha, in memory of his oldest son. With its two iconic points and tall domes, this stunning mosque is the first visible sight from every entry point of the city, making it one of the most prominent landmarks of Cairo. It also features a strikingly beautiful interior. Visit this mosque to experience the deeply rooted religious culture of the city. Don’t forget to wear shoulders and knees covering respectful dresses while visiting.

Shopping in Souks

Visiting local markets is always an enriching experience of any travel. Particularly in Cairo, local markets or souks, also known as bazaars, come with colorful trinkets and aromatic treats. Bustling with all its sights smells and sounds, these bazaars give you an incredible opportunity to savor true Egyptian culture up-front. For the best souvenir hunt, pop into fascinating Khan el-Khalili, one of the famous historic bazaars of the city, full of traditional artworks crafted by Egyptian artisans. Right in the city center, this souk has been the center of trade since the 10th century.