Villages in Europe that were abandoned during the recession as their owners fled the country to find jobs in the city have been put up for sale – but you’ll need deep pockets for the biggest and best.
The 800-year-old Poggio Santa Cecila Estate in Tuscany, for instance – a walled medieval hilltop village with 1,729 acres of land and numerous farmhouses, workshops and cottages – has gone on the market for £30million.
Located 20 minutes from Siena and an hour from Florence, the estate also has a church called The Church of Madonna Ferrata.
Inside the estate are buildings that once housed more than 200 farmworkers and artisans who worked there.
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