Now on eBay: Whole Italian Village, $3M

Tuscan residents not included

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 29, 2012 8:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ever dreamed of a Tuscan home? How about an entire town? If you've got $3.1 million to spare, you could score one on eBay, the Telegraph reports. The 800-year-old village of Pratariccia is for sale on the auction site; the buyer will get 25 run-down houses among scenic hills not far from Florence. You won't be purchasing any new friends, though: Pratariccia has been empty since the 1960s.

"It's a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own your very own Tuscan hamlet, and the price is a complete bargain," says the agent in charge of the sale. The property is currently owned by a monastic order. Posted in the classified section of the site rather than the bidding section, the village had been listed for $6.3 million, but the price has since dropped; two offers have fallen through. Local officials say it's an incredible development opportunity—but the buyer will have his work cut out for him, notes Business Insider: The stone homes are collapsing and plants are taking over.

A screenshot from the listing.   (ebay.it)
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