Your fairytale dreams can come true!
Want your own castle, for free? Italy is literally giving them away... hundreds of them!
There's only one catch
Italy's State Property Agency expects the recipient of a castle, building, or facility to restore it into a tourist destination. They don't care if you decide to turn it into a hotel, resort, etc. As long as it promotes tourism! They hope that the projects will relieve other popular (and overcrowded) areas like Venice.
The deadline for applications is June 26. Recipients will get nine years to start work on their project.
Italy plans to give out another 200 objects in the next two years.