Cascina Santa Brera

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

The sustainability farm, in the heart of the South Milan Agricultural Park. Surrounded by greenery and tranquility, but only 5 km from San Giuliano Milanese and the subway that takes you to the fair or the center of Milan.

The Santa Brera farmhouse was formerly called Santa Brigida. This was, until recent times, a typical Milanese agricultural settlement of very ancient origins, probably dating back to the ninth century, but it has been found in documents only since 1299.

It is located about 850 m north-west of the "Rocca Brivia", a medieval settlement on the edge of the terracing next to the Lambro valley. Today Cascina Santa Brera Grande is located between the state 9 and the Lambro River in a strip of land that has bravely resisted the pressure of conurbation between San Giuliano and Melegnano. A green corridor to which is added a value thanks to the agrotechnical orientation given to the company by Irene di Carpegna for thirteen years.

It is an organic farm with a large vegetable garden, wild animal breeding and a historic attention to energy saving practices (Hot water production with solar panels, wood heating derived from the company's tree crops, renovations with green building techniques, use of natural materials in furnishings); a rural reality in the forefront of the concept of sustainability, so much so that Irene di Carpegna had the idea of ​​giving birth to the 'School of sustainable practices' based at the beautiful agritourism facility.

In Santa Brera there is a very wide offer of cultural proposals: from practical courses for green building or energy saving, to meetings on "permaculture" (design of sustainable and permanent human settlements), to the shared organic vegetable garden, 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. The agri-tourism offer is also commensurate with: rural hospitality and agriristoro.

The old farm house (once the salaried house) has been renovated with green building techniques and offers 40 beds in beautiful rooms with services or in mini-apartments with kitchenette and private bathroom, while from the old adjacent barn has recovered space for a simple agritourism refreshment (50-60 seats) and rebuilt an oven to bake bread, made with natural leavening (sourdough), which is also sold in the company shop.

The studios consist of a small entrance hall, a bathroom and a large room with beds (from 3 to 6 beds) and a kitchenette.

There is also a two-bedroom apartment, a kitchen and a bathroom.

Also many other areas of the court have been recovered for multi-purpose uses, such as the large porches that close the court, or the small building of the weighbridge, now used as a shop or shop for direct sales. Obviously there is a large teaching room always recovered from the restoration of a wing of the old stable.

The company's attention to the sustainability of agricultural production has earned the achievement of the Environmental Quality ORO Mark of the South Milan Agricultural Park, in particular for the biological cultivation, for the restructuring of the barn with the creation of the agritourism service and finally for the school of sustainable practices present in the farm.

Other acknowledgments obtained from Cascina Santa Brera are: the Imcert certification for the organic, the wwf brand Fattoria del Panda, the Slow Food presidium for breeding Razza Varzese, and the slowfood inn recognition.

What Organic Company Offers:

Direct sale of: eggs, honey, vegetables, fruit, cold cuts, bread, jams, etc.

Shared garden

Farmhouse with 40 places in rooms with services or mini-lodgings (also with kitchen)

Agriristoro with 60 seats Equipped areas for children, picnic area, table tennis, covered arcades

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

Training activities for adults, school of sustainability, workshops and seminars or residential courses (permaculture, making bread at home, self-production of soaps and creams, self-construction of solar panels, organic farming, recognition of spontaneous plants

Activities for families with children, school children, summer camps and after-school courses not only for learning but also for direct participation in agricultural life.

On the farm there are free grazing animals: cows with newborn calves and the bull together, pigs, chickens, donkeys and a horse. They can be seen closely, even if they are not allowed to enter their fences and feed them, if not in the presence of our staff.

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
  • Pet Friendly

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