You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Ex-monastery in Italy goes on the market for €1

House Beautiful (UK) logo House Beautiful (UK) 20/02/2019 Lisa Walden
an old stone building: A beautiful historical ex-monastery situated in the idyllic Italian town of Modigliana could be yours for just for €1. Filanda del Casone was once a stunning Dominican monastery, filled with a rich history that makes it one of the most special properties in the area - and it has just gone on the market. © Realpoint Property A beautiful historical ex-monastery situated in the idyllic Italian town of Modigliana could be yours for just for €1. Filanda del Casone was once a stunning Dominican monastery, filled with a rich history that makes it one of the most special properties in the area - and it has just gone on the market.

A beautiful historical ex-monastery situated in the idyllic Italian town of Modigliana could be yours for just for €1.

Filanda del Casone was once a stunning Dominican monastery, filled with a rich history that makes it one of the most special properties in the area - and it has just gone on the market.

Consisting of three stone buildings and 5,500 m2 of sprawling garden land, the property is spacious, light and positioned perfectly to soak up the delicious Italian sun outside, but it requires restoration.

Related: Could a tax on empty homes solve the housing crisis

Before the building opened as a monastery it was used as the first steam-powered silk spinning mill in Italy.

With over 54 UNESCO world heritage sites in Italy, so it's no surprise the locals are doing all they can to keep them conserved and well maintained - even it it involves selling them for pocket change.

a building with a mountain in the background: Filanda del Casone is located in the Italian village of Modigliana © bernotto - Getty Images Filanda del Casone is located in the Italian village of Modigliana

The local council have said they are open to how the new homeowners choose to use the property. 

Whether it's for commercial activity, such as opening its doors as a B&B or luxury hotel, or even simply as a lovely family home for someone wanting to relocate, they are happy with whatever its future use might be.

Cristina Rossi, the council's director of public works said the initiative was all about 'conservation of our heritage and attracting investment,' also explaining that 'the Filanda has such a rich history, it would be tragic to see it fall into decay'.

Of course, the sale of the property comes with the obligation to renovate, so the council are urging buyers to consider this before they express their interest.

Filanda del Casone is on the market for €1 via Real Point Italy.

Related: Can you guess these world-famous landmarks from their close-ups? (Love Exploring)

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from House Beautiful

House Beautiful (UK)
House Beautiful (UK)
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon