The charming Italian village, Bormida, is trying their best to attract visitors and property investors from all over the world.
Bormida is home to 394 people and is offering out homes to rent for just €50 per month, in hope that people will feel persuaded to move there.
As it is so tiny, the people who currently live there are trying to increase their value and be noticed by more visitors who come to Italy. It is a forgotten-about place and people are very fearful of it becoming a ghost town.
The mayor is closed to introducing an exciting initiative: he is offering anyone €2,000 if they move there with next-to-no expensive living costs. It is located 420 metres above sea level in the north-west Liguria region.
It is located 420 metres above sea level in the north-west Liguria region. It looks quite historical and remote, almost with a mysterious feel to the place. However, this is a good thing when investors are looking to branch out and explore new locations. It has potential that can be utilised with the cheap going rates, and it certainly has space and room to grow as a population.
Mayor Daniele Galliano has noticed that a lot of young people have left the Italian village to go to nearby cities, such as Savona, to find work. However, a lot of people are forgetting about the breath-taking village life that is on offer in Bormida.
The small details of the cash offer laid out by the Mayor are pending approval by the local council, but if it does go ahead, then from next year whoever decides to transfer residence to Bormida, rents or buys a property there will receive €2,000.
Bormida’s low-rent scheme which will be in place over the next few months will then be an attractive Italian village for visitors from all over the world as it will offer significantly cheap property.
A local councillor commented: “We’re still working out the plan, but anyone is welcome to come and live here.“We’re a small community but very welcoming. We’re high up in a mountain area but also not far from the sea – it’s a healthy lifestyle, the air is very clean.”
“We’re a small community but very welcoming. We’re high up in a mountain area but also not far from the sea – it’s a healthy lifestyle, the air is very clean.”
Undoubtedly, there is not much to do in Bormida but life is simplistic and stress-free. The naturalness of this Italian village is desirable and inspiring, full of wildlife, forests, a church and lots of delicious food.
Tourism is definitely on the horizon for Bormida with the cheap schemes in the future, but what will life be like in this Italian village once the population does grow?
Written by Gemma Smith