Here’s how to get a FREE CASTLE in Italy, your Majesty!
Want a free castle in Italy? Sure, take one, your highness. But, as with everything good, there’s a catch.
As part of an initiative called the Strategic Tourist Plan, Italy is giving away 103 historic buildings — villas, inns, houses, towers, etc. to entrepreneurs willing to take them. (Yes, that means it could be you!)
All the recipient must do is pledge to renovate the buildings, which are mainly in more remote areas of the country, in a way that will diversify Italy’s tourism industry. This means transforming them into hotels, restaurants, visitor centers, spas, shops — anything that will attract tourist traffic.
This will ideally help ease crowding in popular Italian tourist hubs like Venice and Milan, instead drawing crowds to chill, lesser-known spots along cycling paths, hiking trails, or religious walking routes.
Does the work seem worth it? You’ll need to submit a proposal to the State Property Agency by June 26. So, if you’ve dreamed for years of turning a beautiful castle into a go-kart track, now’s your chance!
We always knew you were royalty. :’)
Above author, Chloe Bryan from mashable.com
Dream on and Dream BIG…WHY NOT?
This could be the view out your back door!
This could be your next door neighbor!!
As I said…dream on and dream big!
Writing up my proposal. I will have a new address soon for a lovely B&B, I’m sure. I will make the croissants and Marie will make the blood orange juice! I’ll be sure and look for a place big enough to fit ALL of the FLIGHT CREW in…and of course the guys when they are in town!
Credit to all owners of photos.