Italian Government Gives Teens Money to Go Out More

Photo Credit: Stephen Arnold via Unsplash

Photo Credit: Stephen Arnold via Unsplash

It sounds almost too good to be true. According to The Local, every Italian teen who turns 18 before December 31, 2016 will get €500 from the government to spend on cultural items — to buy books, concerts tickets, theater tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits and trips to the country’s national parks.

The Italian government will spend €290 million on about 575,000 teenagers, but it’s money well spent.

Parliamentary undersecretary Tommaso Nannicini commented: “It reminds [youngsters] how important cultural consumption is, both for enriching yourself as a person and strengthening the fabric of our society.”

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