Ahoy Pirates! Obviously we be sea fairing folk but we will never turn down the opportunity of an awesome freebie, even if it is on dry land! Over 100 buildings across Italy have recently been offered for free (yes free) so you could be the King of your very own Castello without having to pay a penny!
Did we mention it is free?
As tourism in certain areas of Italy has begun to slow down, this is a new initiative from the government to try and buck this worrying trend. To stand a chance of being one of the lucky winners, prospective owners must submit plans which prove that their transformations to the property will help drive tourism up in the surrounding areas. Current suggestions from the government include renovating the buildings as a hotel, spa or a swanky villa.
Approximately 200 more properties are planned to be added to the initiative over the next couple of years. You have to be under 40 years of age and the deadline is June 26th to submit any prospective plans.
Castello di Montefiore - Just one of the properties on offer.
You can find a full list of available properties and detailed information on the initiative on the link below. It is in Italian, but just think of it as practice for when you're living as king of your castle... ;)
See the locations of all properties included on the map below.
And of course you will need to find flights to your new castle, just head to our flight finder below!
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