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Nowadays, houses are uninhabited and almost dilapidated. In the historical center of the city time seems to have stopped in the medieval times. Consequently these buildings need money and trouble to be restored and the former mayor of the Sicilian town of Gandhi thought of this idea so as to revive his wonderful historic center. The new municipal authority is moving at the same vision. He agreed with the owners of the ruined houses to actually give them for only 1 euro. The purchase for a symbolic price is a condition for the purchaser undertaking to renovate them within three years and then to pay to the municipality EUR 5,000.
The mayor hopes that this will ultimately bring about an increase in the city’s population, thus boosting its economy and supporting local business. And the plan shows so far that it has yielded, as nearly a hundred houses have been sold for one euro .