A northern Italian city is offering Britons a cash incentive to move in.
Mantua, in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, is luring new residents with cash incentives.
The city, with a population of 50,000, is best known for being the inspiration for Antonio Vivaldi's masterpiece The Four Seasons.
Vivaldi lived in the city for three years as Maestro di Cappella of the court of prince Philip of Hesse-Darmstadt.
Duomo di Mantova is one of the main landmarks in the city
Now, authorities in the city hope the scheme will help mitigate the problems of having an ageing population.
The town council has a total of €400,000 for the initiative, €200,000 of which will be distributed this year and €200,000 more in 2024.
Mayor Mattia Palazzi said: "If we add the ageing of the population to the data on the falling birth rate, in most Italian cities in the next few years there will be more people who are not working than those who are working.
“We need to increase the resident population for the next few years, increasing the number of people who work and produce income to allow the municipality to handle public welfare spending.”