Many areas around the globe are in danger of being closed down in recent years due to a problem of depopulation. As more of the younger generation opts to migrate to larger urban areas, smaller and more remote villages and towns turn to pay for residents.
This is a region known east of Rome for its pastures and mountain views of olive trees. What used to be a thriving, densely populated area is now losing people in just five years at a rate of almost 10,000 people. For three consecutive years, the regional council has confirmed their bid of $770 a month to anyone taking up residence in their town or setting up a small business. They will also help with moving costs and charge as much as $27,000 for new residents to re-settle in their city. The aim is to re-energize their population with new generations of families as well as their local economy.