Has the razza del ratto (rat race) got you down? Is life too febbrile (hectic) where you live?
But are you worried you don’t have enough contanti (cash) to live a more peaceful life?
Then you might be interested in the Italian hillside village of Bormida, which is about to offer a payment of €2,000 ($2,175) and rents as low as $50 a month to reverse its declining population.
Bormida, located in the mountainous Liguria region – Genoa, about 50 miles away, is the nearest big city – had declined to 390 residents in 2014, when the current mayor, Daniele Galliano, took office, according to the local Il Secolo XIX newspaper.
Spurred by visions of a ghost town, Galliano began measures to reverse the decay.
Now the population is 394, which may not seem much of a success until you consider that 54 people have either died or moved away against just four births