Yes this is the truth. CNN Travel broke the news of this crazy find where Nero d’Avola flows like water. The marketing strategy by the small rural town in Sicily has worked – since the released of this article there have been “tens of thousands” of requests from people wanting to buy, buy, buy!
According to CNN the town received 38,000 emails within the first 48 hours. The goal from the Mayor and leaders of this town are too create an economic boom in a town where many people are leaving to move to the surrounding cities.
The caveat is that the new home owners promise to spend $17,200 to renovate their new homes.
See below some of the quotes from Giuseppe Cacioppo the CNN article by Silivia Marchetti:
“It’s just been a few days, and I’m already under stress. The €1 houses email inbox is full, so people have been calling me on my mobile. It hasn’t stopped ringing. I have received something like a thousand phone calls, I hope not to go nuts.”
“The whole world has got in touch,” Cacioppo adds. “Callers are from Europe, mainly Spain, Russia, and as far as South Africa, Australia, USA, the Arab Emirates.”
“A team of US lawyers, working for an American company interested in doing real estate business in Sambuca, wants to meet up with us,” says Cacioppo.
“A businessman from New York just called me, saying he’s flying to Sicily tonight.
“And a very rich lady called from Dubai. She wouldn’t say her name or who she works for, but wants the whole package. She wants to buy all the dozens of €1 houses on sale.”
“That story has killed me,” he jokes. “My English is OK — not great — but with other languages I must admit I have a hard time understanding what I’m being asked.
“It’s not easy talking to people on the other side of the world over the phone.”
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