The Italian town of Sambuca in Sicily, Italy, has turned out to be a favourite of Chinese property buyers, not least because abandoned houses here were once on sale for €1. Photo: Alamy

Why are Chinese buyers flocking to pick up houses in Sicily? It’s not only because they once cost €1

  • Abandoned homes in Sambuca were first put on the market for €1, but authorities were forced to auction them after receiving thousands of offers
  • Buyers from China are supposedly attracted to the local lifestyle because they want to escape the stress and smog of their own cities
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The Italian town of Sambuca in Sicily, Italy, has turned out to be a favourite of Chinese property buyers, not least because abandoned houses here were once on sale for €1. Photo: Alamy
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