The man who bought an entire village in Italy

Jun 09, 2022 721

BY: Silvia Marchetti

Italy has in recent years sold off hundreds of dilapidated homes for next to nothing, thanks to schemes to attract new residents triggering a wave of regeneration for rural communities. For one man, buying a single house wasn't enough. He bought an entire village.

Scottish businessman Cesidio Di Ciacca has just finished renovating Borgo I Ciacca, a rural hamlet dating back to the 1500s and historically named after his family. It's located in the wild, rugged region of Ciociaria, between Rome and Naples, at the feet of the town of Picinisco.

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