DUBAI 20 January 2019: In an attempt to revive a community suffering from depopulation, the Italian town of Sambuca on the beautiful island of Sicily is selling homes for a dollar.
Founded by the Ancient Greeks, Sambuca was later conquered by Saracens who turned it into a flourishing trade centre. The hilltop town with views over the Mediterranean island and nearby beaches is hoping the deal will help revive the community, according to CNN Travel.
But there’s a catch. The new owners must commit to refurbishment within the next three years and cough up a €5,000 security deposit that will be returned once the restyle is complete.