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Another beautiful Italian town is selling houses for just $1

Have $1 and a sense of adventure? The town of Bivona in Sicily might be the place for you.

The latest destination on the scene is Bivona, a small town deep in the heart of the southern island of Sicily, which is easing restrictions and offering tax bonuses to anyone who wants to pay just over a dollar to buy one of a dozen empty and dilapidated properties.

As in other Italian towns and villages offering properties for next to nothing, Bivona’s young people have been deserting their home in pursuit of better opportunities in big cities, leaving it depopulated and in danger of dying completely.

Source: Another Italian town is selling old homes that are cheaper than a cannoli to lure new residents

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We bought a $1 house in Italy. Here’s what happened next

CNN Travel caught up with some of the pioneering buyers — or “€1 citizens,” as the locals in Italy call them — to discover whether it’s been worth it to buy a house for a little more than $1.

Morgane Guihot, who hails from near the city of Nantes, France, was among the first buyers to snap up the €1 deals being offered in Mussomeli, a beautiful town deep in the heart of Sicily where narrow, ancient streets cluster around a crumbling hilltop citadel.

Source: We bought a $1 house in Italy. Here’s what happened next

LOOK: Hillary Clinton Turns Her Emails in Scandal into Art by Reading Them at Venice Art Exhibit, Italy

 

Hillary Clinton’s emails, long a political talking point, have become art — and the former secretary of state herself went to take a look.

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee looked through printed copies of her emails and sat at a replica of the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk during a visit Tuesday to an art exhibit in Venice, Italy, titled “HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails,” according to the exhibit’s creator and curators.

“Hillary Clinton spent an hour yesterday reading her emails at my exhibition of all 62,000 pages of them in Venice,” American poet and artist Kenneth Goldsmith tweeted Wednesday. “She is pictured here at a replica of the Oval Office Resolute Desk, stacked with her emails.”

Source: Hillary Clinton reads her emails at Venice art exhibit

SHAME ON YOU! WATCH: Venice Red Carpet Taken Over by Climate Change & Cruise Protesters

Several hundred demonstrators have taken over the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, demanding action to fight climate change and a ban on cruise ships entering the lagoon city.

Wearing white boiler suits over their clothes, the roughly 300 protesters sat on the red carpet where Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix have premiered their latest films during the 11-day event.

Source: Chaos in Venice as red carpet ‘overrun’ at iconic film festival

Catholic Non-Profit Opus Bono Provides Care for THOUSANDS of Priests Who Accused of Conducting Sexual Abuse Across the Country

Opus Bono successfully forged networks within the church hierarchy.

Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in a series of tiny Midwestern towns as they were escorted into dingy warehouses and offices. Neighbors had no idea some of them might have been accused sexual predators.

For nearly two decades, a small nonprofit group called Opus Bono Sacerdotii has operated out of unmarked buildings in rural Michigan, providing money, shelter, transport, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse.

Source: Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group

Photo released of blindfolded teen suspected of fatally stabbing officer in Rome

Two American teenagers are in custody tonight in Rome. They are suspects in the stabbing death of a policeman. Police are investigating the release of a disturbing photo that shows one of the suspects blind-folded and handcuffed. Seth Doane reports.

Source: Photo released of blindfolded teen suspected of fatally stabbing officer in Rome