Toying with the idea of escaping permanently to sunnier climes? Well the news that an Italian mayor is offering families £7,500 (€9,000) to relocate to his pretty village in the mountains might just seal the deal.
Many hamlets and villages in rural Italy have become ghost towns, as older residents pass away and young professionals head off to the cities to find work.
He told the news site he will pay the new residents up to £7,500 over three years. The only stipulations are having at least one child and a minimum annual income.