Are you planning to change your life by living better with less? Then head to Italy as from Lombardy to Sicily here is where you should head to if you want to follow in the downshifting trend.
Downshifting is a social trend in which individuals live simpler lives to escape from the rat race of obsessive materialism and to reduce the stress that comes with it. It is about finding an improved balance between leisure and work and focusing life goals on personal fulfillment and relationship building instead of the all-consuming pursuit of economic success. And why not trying to do this in one of the most beautiful Countries on Earth, Italy? This list is meant to be as an inspiration for a life-change for whoever is seeking beauty, great food, relax and a comfortable life that doesn’t require too many expenses.
Lombardy, Monte Isola
Corinaldo is a town in the Province of Ancona, within the Marche region of central Italy. Also funnily known as “the town of the crazy people”, this place is what you are looking for if you want a still lively historical town. Real estate prices here are lower than many other parts of Italy and there is a choice of farmhouses requiring restoration that can be acquired at bargain prices: open a B&B!
Abruzzo, Castelvecchio Calvisio
Apulia, Martina Franca