Haunted islands. Mountain villages. Everything in Italy seems to be for sale these days, and on the cheap.
Joining the list are 20 aging villas in the picturesque, 12th-Century Sicilian village of Gangi, each of which is being sold for a mere $1.37. Seriously, an Italian villa for less than a scoop of gelato.
A stone's throw from Mount Etna in the Madonie Mountains, Gangi's population has been on the decline for years (it's currently around 7,000 residents), and the council is hoping to revitalize the medieval town by drawing in new residents. "The people of Gangi want to attract foreigners because they want to bring in new life", Marie Wester, a Swedish property adviser who lives in Italy, told The Telegraph.
Of course, there's always a catch: Buyers are expected to pay fees upward of $61,678 to cover renovation and legal costs, as well as agree to actually renovate the property. No bulldozing allowed. "The houses need new roofs and floors", Wester added, and buyers would need to "put in electricity, water and sewerage, and re-plaster them." She estimates a total repair bill of around $47,000 (or €35,000).