Gangi is a hill-top town ready amid the rolling grain industries and wooded valleys of central Sicily, about an hour or so's drive south associated with the picturesque vacation resort of Cefalu.
Created into the 12th century, it boasts a castle and usage of hiking trails into the surrounding country.
The area council really wants to offer around 20 houses, many of them derelict, which were bequeathed by locals that has neither the funds nor the might to renovate them.
The bargain-basement rates have various conditions, not one which have become onerous or specifically costly.
Gangi, with Mt Etna in the length; the town is an hour's drive from Cefalu (Alamy)
Buyers need to pay a €5, 000 (£3, 970) guarantee into regional council to ensure that they renovate the properties, rather than just keep all of them vacant. The amount of money will likely be used once the houses tend to be restored.
Owners have actually 5 years for which to bring the houses up to a habitable standard. Most of them are in a situation of disrepair, or even derelict, using the cost of renovating them determined at around €35, 000 (£28, 000).
Buyers would have to pay the legal expenses associated with the acquisition - projected at around €6, 000 (£4, 760) per home, dependent on its taxable price.
Gangi's council very first established the unusual initiative a couple of years ago, however with none of councillors speaking English, it got barely any attention and accomplished few outcomes.
Now the village of 7, 000 folks has looked to Marie Wester, an English-speaking, Swedish home specialist who lives in Sicily, to assist marketplace the offer.
The Ventimiglia tower inside city of Gangi (Alamy)
Through a publication she directs out to customers, she has already had interest from four Brit couples in addition to Swedes, People in america and Russians.
"the individuals of Gangi want to attract foreign people toward city since they would you like to generate new lease of life, " Ms Wester told The Telegraph.