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Italy Is Giving Away Over 100 Castles For Free For Those With A Plan

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Have you ever dreamed of having a stunning ancient castle just for yourself? Of course you have. We all have. But what if we told you that now, this dream of yours can actually come true?

Namely, Italy’s State Property Agency is giving away more than 100 historic buildings including:

  • ancient castles
  • old houses
  • monasteries
  • towers
  • farmhouses…

But Is There A Catch?

Of course there is. If you do manage to acquire one of these breath-taking abandoned castles and historic buildings, you are obligated to convert it into a tourist facility such as hotel or spa.

This project is part of an interesting big picture plan conducted by the country of Italy. This so-called “Strategic Tourist Plan” has been recently announced by the State Property Agency and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, and its goal is to:

“Help relieve the pressure from overcrowded tourist destinations such as Rome, Venice, Milan, and Florence,” as Vintage News reports.

“Roberto Reggi from the State Property Agency told The Local that their latest project would promote the lesser-known areas of Italy and help in the development of the slow tourism sector.”

“Anyone is free to apply and transform the sites into tourist facilities. However, prospective owners need to submit a concrete plan for how the buildings will be restored and adapted. According to The Local, successful applicants will be offered a nine-year lease, with the option to renew the contract for additional nine. In some cases, applicants will be rewarded with a 50-year lease.”

Here are some of the astonishing photos of these coveted buildings: