Looking for a change of scenery and always fancied living abroad?
Then you may want to pack your bags and head to Italy, where one of its prettiest regions is paying people to move there!
The region of Molise is offering new residents £22,000 to live in any of its 106 villages, amidst the seriously spectacular landscape.
We’re talking everything from towering, snow-capped mountains to sprawling olive groves, breathtaking coastline and plenty of historic spots from churches to castles to explore.
Oh, and of course that glorious Italian cuisine will become your staple diet.
It sounds pretty idyllic.
However, the area is underpopulated, which has prompted regional councillors to launch the new scheme, offering new residents up to €700 a month (approx £615) to live there (they will pay for up to three years).
In return, you’ll need to start up a small local business to contribute to the local economy.
Still that could be anything from a local shop to a restaurant or B&B, or even a library – the choice is yours.
Basically if you’ve been thinking of making a drastic change, it could be the ideal opportunity.
The scheme is aiming to recruit approximately 2,000 new residents and will open for applications later this month.
Councillors have said that it will give priority to young people and families when considering applications.
Antonio Tedeschi, a regional councillor who came up with the idea, told CNN Travel : “I want my region to undergo a renaissance and avoid its authentic villages turning into ghost towns. We need to safeguard our roots.”
It’s not the first scheme of its nature.
In fact, the Greek island of Antikythira recently opened a similar project in a bid to encourage families to move there by offering to pay them £450 a month.
Meanwhile, a picturesque town in Sicily was selling houses for 88p in a bid to attract new residents.