A place to call home in Southern Italy

My wife and I are looking to purchase a cheap property in Southern Italy for future retirement. I was born in Italy to Canadian parents... We have already visited Guardia Sanfromndi but can anyone recommend another town/city that has something of an expat community and cheap properties for sale?
Thank you, Mike

Hi Mike and Michelle,

Welcome to Expat.com :)

I would advise you to have a look at the articles on accommodation in Italy by clicking here : https://www.expat.com/en/guide/europe/i … ation.html
You may find some useful information about cities cheap properties are available to expats.

Wish you good luck,

Expat.com team

Thanks Priscilla.

I stayed in Martirano in Calabria for a week last year. Was very impressed. I met several expats from UK and Sweden who have been living there for 10+ years and absolutely love the town and the people.

Thank you so much for the recommendation. Mike

Ciao Mike and Michelle!
If you are willing to buy a house in a "detox" area in the south of Italy you might as well look for special deals offered by local municipalities. They literally sell houses at the price of 1 Euro! Of course you will be required to renovate them cause they are old, but in most cases they are located at the center of some historical sites in small villages.

I have found this link, if you are interested have a look:
https://www.idealista.it/news/immobilia … -comprarle

Thank you so much. Knew about the 1 Euro properties but did not know there was one web-site to go to. Thanks again, Mike

I am going to add this in here. They stepped up their game and offer money for entrepreneurs. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ … are_btn_tw
My question is which one of these small towns is the gem that will shine and a good investment.

That's a great question and one we are trying to answer. Thanks for the article!

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