Powerseller college reports that an 800-year-old Italian village known as Pratariccia has been put up for sale on eBay for £2 million. The village has become somewhat of a ghost town since the 1960s, and has a total of 25 abandoned houses.
Many of the youngsters from the village moved out of the village in the 1960s to look for better jobs and improve their lives. Numerous houses from the village, which are made out of Tuscan stone, have collapsed.
The Pratariccia view consists of breath-taking rolling hills and a beautiful landscape. The village is about 25 miles from Florence and borders a popular national park.
Pratariccia’s description on eBay, states that the town is “in need of restoration”. Pictures of the forgotten village show that grass and weeds are growing everywhere, even inside of abandoned houses. With some work the village still has a chance to become a pleasant holiday getaway.
Some nearby hilltop villages close to Pratariccia include Poppi and Biblblena. Both of these villages have been around since the Middle Ages. Whoever ends up purchasing Pratariccia will also receive a village with an extensive history.
The village of Pratariccia is currently owned by an unnamed monastic order, was put up for sale by an LPQ real estate agent located in Prato. So far the village has received several large bids but has not reached its desired selling price of £2 million yet.
Even though, it is advertised on sale on eBay, Powerseller college found that the village is not in the auction part of the website, instead the village is up for sale in the classified section of the site.
Pratariccia is described as a “medieval hamlet for sale”. The hamlet is currently uninhabited and comes with buildings, houses, a great view of rolling hills and a great history.