A minimum investment of EUR 500,000 is required for the investments in the companies and for the donations; EUR 250,000 for the investment in the new start-up companies. (The decree-law 19 May 2020, n. 34, reduced the minimum investment amount from 1,000,000 to 500,000 and from 500,000 to 250,000 respectively).
All the investments in a company have to be underwritings as a shareholder, with a participation to be agreed with current shareholders.
There’s a third investment opportunity: the purchase of a farm or other firm. This possibility, though, is reserved for those who already are entrepreneurs in their Country and are eligible for a self-employment – entrepreneur visa.