Italy is a very important country in terms of cultural heritage: there are 51 sites declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
However, the central role of Italy lies not only in the quantity but rather in the quality of the cultural heritage.
Other factors affect this role such as: the harmony between cities and the landscape, the strong presence in the territory of heritage and historical cultural values.
The museums contain only a small portion of the artistic resource that is scattered in the cities and in the countryside.
In this whole, which is the fruit of a centuries-old accumulation of wealth and civilization, the main factor is the "Italy model " of culture and conservation of abandoned assets .
For all this, the management of abandoned real estate , both private and public, should not be considered a burden to be freed, but a resource for one's own cultural development.
Valorisation interventions must favor the permanence of existing buildings, with the aim of minimizing transformative interventions in order to preserve the historical and cultural identity of our country.
We have no need for new buildings and new cement works, the strategy to improve the living environment and to reclaim our cultural identity is to revive the abandoned small towns or to redevelop assets in a state of neglect , with a story that is our history.

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It seems impossible, however, thanks to a particular initiative that is becoming more and more popular, this can become a reality. The project Case a 1 euro (1-euro houses) has sprung from a few Italian municipalities with the intent to counter the population outflow and to give a new birth to troubled areas.
With this operation Case a 1 euro (1-euro houses) we try to repopulate gorgeous villages that are being deserted, with the young population leaving and the elderly slowly fading away.

This unprecedented proposal has struggled initially, but it’s gaining popularity in recent times. This long-term strategy is attractive for those who are looking for low-cost real estate investments in Italy, and to simply restore prestige to Italian villages famous all over the world for their extraordinary beauty, and for that vintage spirit so cherished nowadays.

Additionally, the Project Case a 1 euro (1-euro houses) could positively shock to the Italian real estate market facilitating access to homes by young people, for whom it is becoming increasingly difficult to take out a mortgage.

Last but not least, the repopulation of these small villages also promotes tourist activities, regenerating the economy of the entire area. To enhance the tourism economy, it is possible to repurpose an old building as a boutique hotel, a B&B, or even to create a bigger project involving multiple premises in the same village to create a scattered hotel.

In conclusion, there are many very interesting possibilities and implications.

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