Italy prepares to auction off hundreds of properties, including some disused Catholic buildings.
Italy is a land closely connected to the spread and strengthening of the Catholic faith. For over a thousand years it has hosted the houses of religious orders, which would often need to move to larger accommodations as they flourished. Many of the properties they left behind would find their purposes altered; however, the structures have remained largely the same as they were when they were the sites of prayer and contemplation.
There are quite a few former convents and monasteries that stand as cultural monuments, but have fallen into vacancy and disrepair. Now, we all have a chance of owning one.
The Italian government has decided to auction off many state-owned properties. Along with some modern properties, medieval castles, and even palaces are several buildings that were once the homes of monks and nuns.