The Sicilian village of Cammarata launched an unusual appeal in 2019 to attract inhabitants: houses were for sale for a symbolic euro. Two years later, the project fell victim to its success.
The Sicilian town of Cammarata made headlines in 2019. As reported by the French expatriate publication Le Petit Journal, the locality garnered attention because it had new residents offering houses for only 1 euro.
There were so many people willing to buy a house for the symbolic sum of one euro that our colleagues at CNN report that the city authorities were overwhelmed, overloaded.
Giuseppe Mangiapane, mayor of Cammarata since October 2020, stated, “Thanks to the extensive advertising, we received numerous applications. Cammarata is a beautiful town, a kind of panoramic terrace inside Sicily.
It is an ideal place to visit because one can see all the wonders of the island, even the eruption of Mount Etna, which is kilometers away,” explained the mayor. Unfortunately, the village is a victim of its success.
“The pandemic that began the same year as the project’s launch stopped everything,” lamented Giuseppe Mangiapane.