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Set against the striking backdrop of the Madonie Mountains in Sicily rests a small Italian town. Cobblestone streets, charming churches, and old buildings with years of history make up the quiet locale. In fact, it”s so quiet that the Municipal Office is doing something about the lack of foot traffic…

They”re giving away houses.

Yes, you read that right, folks. The government is giving away homes to anyone who wants them — even if they want to tear “em down and build hotels! If it sounds too good to be true — as in, they must all be ugly and undesirable — let”s get a little tour of this Italian township.

Here are the Madonie Mountains. Not a bad backdrop…

Here are the Madonie Mountains. Not a bad backdrop...

And here”s Gangi.

And here

The streets are as picturesque as it gets.

The streets are as picturesque as it gets.

There are even incredible churches.

There are even incredible churches.

Did we mention the view is amazing?

Did we mention the view is amazing?

But…seriously.

But...seriously.

Those terra-cotta roofs are so Italian.

Those terra-cotta roofs are <em>so</em> Italian.

I could get used to waking up to this…

I could get used to waking up to this...

All you have to do is look up and you can discover something striking.

All you have to do is look up and you can discover something striking.

Or turn down a tiny street to uncover a hidden gem.

Or turn down a tiny street to uncover a hidden gem.

Could this be your next home?

Could this be your next home?

And this your vista?

And this your vista?

Of course, you”d have to get a tiny car to fit in…

Of course, you

But that”s hardly a sacrifice.

But that

Soo…what are you waiting for?

Soo...what are you waiting for?

(via Where Cool Things Happen)

While the offer is only available for residents of Italy and EU citizens, I”m not letting that slow me down. I wonder if squatters count?

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