Purchase a House in Italy for only €1: Zungoli is the ‘New Entry’

| August 19, 2018

Residents and authorities of some Italian villages started to see the power of investment in local areas. That’s why they are launching schemes to sell old dwellings to buyers for a symbolic € 1 fee! Can you believe it? And it’s seems like this is a growing trend.

Zungoli in Campania did just that with the aim of rejuvenating its old town centre against depopulation, with some of its inhabitants deciding to donate their property to the Town because they are in need of full renovation. Zungoli is a picturesque hamlet rising on a small hill surrounded by the mounts within a few kilometres to the next large town, Avellino. In 2018 it has been rewarded with the ‘Orange Flag’ (bandiera arancione) by the Touring Club Italiano that selects the best villages with less than 15,000 in the Italian hinterland for tourism excellence.

Through the town hall website you can now apply to express your interest in the prequalification process of buying a house for € 1in Zungoli.

It follows the example of other Italian small towns, namely Lecce nei Marsi in Abruzzo; Salemi, Regalbuto, Gangi  and Mussomeli in Sicily as well as Patrica in Lazio.

But the list also include Montieri and Fabbriche di Vergemoli in Tuscany, Nulvi and Ollolai in Sardinia  where the scheme has already been proven to work perfectly. Investors (both Italians and non-Italians) have not only bought dwellings for private use, but have also opened hotels and B&Bs, enabling it to welcome growing numbers of tourists who will be able to enjoy this unspoilt but stunning area of Sardinia. Want to know more about how you can buy one of them? Visit the official website of each town hall.

Locals are more than willing to welcome also international investment to enable their old towns to be revitalized and become busier once again. From an home buyer’s point of view, this is excellent news, as it demonstrates the lengths to which residents are prepared to go to ensure the area’s growth and prosperity in the future.

The desire of Italian places to prevent depopulation is such that a number of them are selling off property at very low prices to encourage the purchase and the reinstatement of busy centres.

With local authorities being so intent on the rejuvenation of the territory, home buyers stand in a very strong position to negotiate and achieve the best prices possible for real estate here, also those that are not included in the € 1 programme. When investing overseas, the importance of choosing a buoyant location is key to making a sound investment for the future.

42 thoughts on “Purchase a House in Italy for only €1: Zungoli is the ‘New Entry’

  1. Máximo Padilla

    Dears Srs. This web page is very nice to read
    I want to recive more information about the houses to buy in 1 Euro, in north of Italy
    I will travel to Italy this month and I want to now more.
    Wainting your answer
    Máximo

    Reply
    1. Gate-away.com

      Dear Maximo,

      If you are interested in properties for sale in Lecce nei Marsi (Abruzzo) at €1 you have to contact directly the Town Hall which is the body in charge for the sale. So you should send an email to inof@comunelecceneimarsi.it

      Anyway, if you’re looking for an area of Italy in particular let me know and we can put you in contact with some reliable real estate agents that can help you in the research of your ideal home.

      Kind regards,

      The Gate-away.com team

      Reply
      1. Frank Roth

        Hi Gate away team,

        do you have other areas in Italy were you can buy for 1 Euro & contacts to the mayor?
        Are there real estate agents who are focusing on 1 Euro Houses you can recommend?

        THX!

        Best Regards
        Frank

        Reply
        1. Gate-away.com

          Dear Frank,

          Here is the complete list of the 8 towns which are currently selling properties for € 1:
          – Gangi, Salemi and Regalbuto in Sicily
          – Nului and Ollolai in Sardinia
          – Montieri in Tuscany
          – Carrega Ligure in Piedmont
          – Lecce nei Marsi in Abruzzo

          If you are interested in one of these towns, you should check the official website of the comune where you’ll find the contacts to ask for more info as it’s the comune who manage directly the sale of these properties.

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          1. Roxy

            Hi get-away team,

            Where is the application I should fill out for the Nului 1 euro house purchase?

            Thank you

          2. Andy

            I’m struggling to find the relevant websites to apply for these houses, can you help with links?

          3. Gate-away.com

            Hi Andy,

            You can try with this website https://casea1euro.it/ or you can try with the official website of each town (comune). To find them just type “comune di + “the name of each town” on Google.

            All the best,

            the Gate-away.com team

      2. Franco Maselli

        Hello,

        For days I have been contacting one of the sites that represent la comune of Ollolai without success. I am also interesed in the other areas of Lecce Nei Marsi in Abruzzo, Salemi, Regalbuto, Gangi in Sicily, Carrega Ligure in Piedmont. I am a Canadian who also holds EU citizenship. I am not sure if it is already too late to apply for the Ollolai properties, but in any case, do you suggest to contact all other comunes via email then? I look forward to your reply and thank you for your help.

        Reply
        1. Gate-away.com

          Hi Franco!

          Unfortunately for Ollolai the deadline was yesterday. If you are interested in one of the other towns selling property for € 1, you can try and contact them in order to receive info about how you can apply and especially if there are still some property available for € 1 fee.

          All the best,

          the Gate-away.com team

          Reply
      3. Stevan Radic

        Hey, Im interested in purchasing property in Italy at €1, if you can send me the list of areas that are offering this opportunity , it would be appreciated
        Thank you

        Reply
        1. Gate-away.com

          Hi Stevan,

          Here is the complete list of the Italian towns which are selling properties for € 1:
          – Gangi, Salemi and Regalbuto in Sicily
          – Nulvi and Ollolai in Sardinia
          – Montieri in Tuscany
          – Carrega Ligure in Piedmont
          – Lecce nei Marsi in Abruzzo
          – Pratica in Lazio
          – Fabbriche di Vergemoli in Toscana

          Reply
  2. Mary Rose de Vries

    Hello,
    I am also interested in the 1€ housing in Abruzzo or other possibilities in mainland Italy.
    Look forward to hearing from you soon!
    Thank you and kind regards,
    Mary-Rose

    Reply
  3. Roman Flaska

    Hallo, dear team of Gate-away… May I ask you…. In Montieri (tuscany) it is province Grosseto or Siena?
    We like this houses for 1€ and we want more info about houses in Tuscany. Can you send me some contacts for people, who can help us?
    Thank you very much.

    Reply
  4. Cynthia

    hi- do you have the contact for homes in Nului and Ollolai in Sardinia?

    thank you

    Reply
  5. Richard

    Good Afternoon,

    I would like to inquire more information about the houses for 1 euro in Abruzzo part of Italy. I tried to use this email address: inof@comunelecceneimarsi.it however it does not work. Please, could you advice me who to contact?

    Thanks

    Reply
  6. Mohammad Wali

    Hello Gate Away Team,

    I am really interested in buying one house for the price scheme of 1 Euro in Italy. Could you please help me fill the forms on your website as it is in Italian and I can only write English, please help me fill the forms, kindly contact me on email. I can send all necessary details.

    Reply
    1. Gate-away.com

      Hi Mohammed,

      Unfortunately you can’t apply for property for sale at € 1 on our website. You need to go to the official website of each of those towns and fill our the form. In this article you’ll find all the info you need to fill the form for the town of Ollolai for example: https://www.gate-away.com/news/buy-house-ollolai-e-1/

      We hope it can help you.

      All the best,

      the Gate-away.com team

      Reply
  7. Berdine v.d. Westhuizen

    Hi we are interested in these properties were can we see photos of the places that are still available

    Reply
    1. Gate-away.com

      Hi Berdine,

      Do you mean photos of the property for sale at € 1? If so, we think it’s not possible to see in advance photos of those properties. Usually you need to apply for the programme and as new housing units become available, each applicant is contacted by the town hall and invited to see the property so one can decide whether or not to buy the house at a symbolic fee of just € 1.

      All the best,

      the Gate-away.com team

      Reply
  8. Ashley

    Hello, I was wondering if once you apply for a house if it is guaranteed that you get it or if it’s completely up to the council of that city. Would there be reasons for which you would get denied? If so, what would those be?

    Reply
    1. Gate-away.com

      Hi Ashley,

      When you fill out the form, you are simply included in a waiting list of people interested in buying a home for € 1. As new housing units become available, each applicant will be contacted by the town hall in chronological order. Then you can decide if you want to buy one of the houses available or not.

      All the best,

      the Gate-a

      Reply
  9. TRES BEDELL

    Hello, I am interested in purchasing a home for $1 in Gangi, Sicily.
    Do you have the direct email and any other contact information for the township to start talks with them for purchasing one of their homes?
    Thank you

    Reply
  10. Radka

    Hello! Can you please tell me if i understand well that for 1 Eu they give me house in certain locations in Italy with contract that I will have to have a plan for a rebuilt the house until 3 years.
    Are there any houses actually that doesnt need any rebuilt? As I dont have any money.

    Reply
  11. Michael

    Hello,
    From what I have read on these renovation estimates appear to be between EUR20,000 and 30,000. Do you know if these would generally include labour costs or are they on a DIY basis?
    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Gate-away.com

      Dear Michael,

      That’s hard to tell. It depends on what kind of works you need to do, on the materials used and the company you choose. So you should ask for different quotations to have an idea.

      All the best,

      the Gate-away.com team

      Reply
  12. Eloise Florio

    Hello!
    I’m interested in buying a house/property in Italy.
    I am from Italy – but do not speak the language well.
    So it would be a bit difficult for me to find my way around the market.
    Can I be contented by mail?
    Best
    Eloise Florio

    Reply
    1. Gate-away.com

      Dear Eloise,

      Here you will find all the info about buying a property in Italy: https://www.gate-away.com/pages_intl.php?id=5

      Also, if you tell us what kind of property you’re looking for, in which area and what’s your budget, we can forward your request to a couple of reliable real estate agencies working with us that could show you some housing solutions according to your needs and help you in your search.

      Let us know.

      All the best,

      the Gate-away.com team

      Reply
  13. sarah notter

    Hello – my husband and I got engaged in Italy and we have loved it ever since. We are very interested in purchasing a home in Italy, and my husband has been researching about the 1$ purchase of a home in need o restoration. We would love to be part of bringing an old property back to life and then having a place to call home in Italy. We understand that word of mouth has gotten this whole trend more popular; with that, we are also aware that some towns may not be participating in this program anymore. We were hoping you could at least direct us as to what towns may still be able to provide this amazing opportunity at this date in time.

    Sincerely, Sarah and Jason

    Reply
    1. Gate-away.com

      Hi Sarah,

      We know for sure that for Ollolai the deadline was February 2018. You could try to send an email to the other towns listed in this article so they can provide you with further and precise information.

      All the best,

      the Gate-away.com team

      Reply
  14. RAJNISH

    Hey.
    I want to know more about purchasing a home in italy ollolai in 79rupees only.. would love to purchase..
    Please arrange real estate agents numbers..

    7503618577-
    Regards
    RAJNISH KHASPURIA
    rajnish7894@gmail.com

    Reply
    1. Gate-away.com

      Hi Rajnish,

      Unfortunately the deadline for applying for property for sale at €1 was 7 February, 2018.

      All the best,

      the Gate-away.com team

      Reply
  15. Jaqueline Neergaard

    Hello,
    If de deadline for Ollolai was 7 februar, 2018, Now it is September 2, Can l still apply to de other Places ?
    – Gangi, Salemi and Regalbuto in Sicily
    – Nulvi and Ollolai in Sardinia
    – Montieri in Tuscany
    – Carrega Ligure in Piedmont
    – Lecce nei Marsi in Abruzzo
    – Pratica in Lazio
    – Fabbriche di Vergemoli in Toscana

    Reply
    1. Gate-away.com

      Hi Jaqueline,

      You should email the town hall of each village and see what they tell about it. Maybe there are still some chances for some of them.

      All the best,

      the Gate-away.com

      Reply

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