Cascina Santa Brera

  • Farm house
Cascina Santa Brera Grande - 20098 San Giuliano Milanese - Italy

The farm sustainability, in the heart of the Agricultural Park South Milan

The farm Santa Brera was formerly called Santa Brigida. This was, until recently, an agricultural settlement Milan typical and very ancient, dating back probably to the ninth century, but has vanished in documents only from 1299.

It is located approximately 850 m north-west of the "Rocca Brivia", also on the edge of the terraced medieval settlement next to the valley of the Lambro. Today Cascina Santa Brera Grande is located between Highway 9 and the River Lambro in a strip of land that has bravely resisted the pressure of conurbation between San Giuliano and Melegnano. A green corridor with the addition of a value orientation thanks agrotechnic given the company from Irene Carpegna for the past thirteen years.

It 'an organic farm with a large vegetable garden, farm animals and a historic brady attention to energy saving practices (Production of hot water with solar panels, wood heating derived from tree crops company, restructuring with green building techniques, use natural materials and furnishings); a rural reality forerunner of the concept of sustainability, so that Irene Carpegna had the idea of ​​giving birth to the 'School of sustainable practices' which is based at the beautiful farmhouse.

In Santa Brera is extremely wide offer of cultural events ranging from workshops for green building or energy saving, meetings on "permaculture" (design of sustainable human settlements and permanent), to the biological shared, where families members with their regular attendance, thanks to a subscription, participate in the life of the garden and the seasons, collecting their own food directly. The offer is commensurate farm accordingly: with rural hospitality and agriristoro.

The old farm house (former accommodation of employees) has been renovated with green building techniques and offers 40 beds in nice rooms with services or studios with kitchenette and private bathroom, while the barn was adjacent has recovered one space for a simple farmhouse restaurant (50-60 seats) and a reconstructed oven to bake bread, made with natural leavening (sourdough), which is also sold in the farm shop.

Many other areas of the court have been recovered to multifunctional uses, including large arcades that enclose the courtyard, or the small building of the weight, now used as a store or shop direct selling. Obviously there is a large lecture hall always recovered from the restoration of a wing of the old barn.

The company's attention to the sustainability of agricultural production was worth obtaining Brand GOLD Environmental Quality Agricultural Park South Milan, especially for growing organically, for the renovation of the barn with the creation of the service, and finally for agritourism school sustainable practices in this farm.

Other awards won by Cascina Santa Brera are: certification Imcert for organic, the brand WWF Panda Farm, the Slow Food for breeding Breed Varzese, and recognition inn slowfood.

What does Organic farm:

Direct sales: eggs, honey, vegetables, fruits, meats, breads, jams, etc.

Shared garden

Farm with 40 beds in rooms with services or mini-apartments (with kitchen)

Agriristoro with 60 seats Housing space for children, picnic area, ping pong, covered porches

Company visits (tours every third Sunday of the month from 11 am)

Training for adults, school of sustainability, workshops and seminar courses or residential (permaculture, make bread at home, self-production of soaps and creams, DIY solar panels, organic farming, recognition wild plants

Activities for families with children, schools, summer camps and after-school not only to learn, but also to participate directly in the agricultural life

Ecosustainability

  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Car-free accessibility
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • More than 80% waste recycling
  • Energy saving lights
  • Green building
  • Solar thermal panels for hot water
  • Water flow reducers
  • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
  • Promoting "eco" activities
  • Bicycle rental service
  • Recycled paper
  • No single dose
  • Towel change on request
  • High efficiency boiler > 90%
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Water-saving toilets
  • Motion sensors lights

Service

  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Pool
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Child & Family Friendly
  • Garden
  • Pets allowed
  • Credit card
  • Kitchenette
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Crib
  • Parking
  • Educational farm
  • Vegetarians meals
  • Reading room
  • Play area for children
  • TV in room
  • Artisanal products for sale
  • Restaurant

Ecolabel, Certification, Memberships

  • WWF Fattorie del Panda
  • Environmental Quality Label Milan South Agricultural Park

Theme

  • Families
  • Romantic escape
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Voluntary work & free ospitality
  • Bicycle
  • Horse
  • Countryside & farm

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Number of rooms
1
Total beds
40
Double
60,00 €

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