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Free to good owner - Sicily town gives away homes

Gangi offers abandoned houses to people who can restore the properties in four years

Gangi's offer has already lured dozens of holiday home hunters from around the world, and its novel approach to revival has brought fresh opportunities to local builders and tradesmen while energising tourism.

Gangi, Sicily

LOOKING for a home? One Sicilian town is making an offer that is hard to refuse: It is giving away houses.

There is a catch, naturally. The properties in Gangi, a picturesque central town that straddles the Madonie Mountains, are generally dilapidated, some abandoned...

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