Many dream of one day owning a villa in Tuscany. For those with even grander notions, however, an entire Tuscan village has come on the market—on eBay, of all places. Pratariccia is a collection of 25 cottages and almost 20 acres of hilltops above the Casentino Valley, about 25 miles from Florence. Abandoned for 50 years, the medieval village is owned by a religious order that has embraced eBay after failing to sell the town for an asking price of a bit more than $3m.
Local real estate agent Carlo Magni, who’s handling the listing, acknowledged the buyer will need to invest more than $1m more to shore up the ancient cottages, install electricity, and build a road. “They tried and failed to sell the village through agencies for years,” said the mayor of a nearby village, “but have got a lot of attention by putting Pratariccia on eBay and should get a result.”
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