Cascina Gaggioli

Cascina Gaggioli

THE FARMHOUSE

Our history and our present

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OUR HISTORY

Based on the evidence of dates engraved on some granite artefacts that were the water intakes for the marcite, it is assumed that the original layout of the farmstead dates back to the end of the 18th century.

The farmstead was part of Borgo Selvanesco, which was a separate municipality until the mid-18th century, when it was annexed by the then Austrian administration to the neighbouring municipality of Quintosole. Historically, in addition to the Selvanesco farmstead, which also had a small church, the Brandezzata, Cassinette, Gaggioli and Giugno farmsteads were also part of the village. 

The land then belonged to the Torriani family, lords of Milan, who, in order to make cultivation profitable, had the Ticinello canal built, which is still used for this purpose today. In the Middle Ages, seven monastic communities sprang up in this rural setting and played a decisive role in the agricultural and cultural development of the Milanese countryside. It was the Cistercian monks, who lived in the abbeys, who reclaimed the then marshy and unhealthy land surrounding the territories south of Milan. 

The monks succeeded in channelling the water into a network of irrigation canals, transforming the marshes into marshland and making the land fertile and suitable for cultivation. This large slice of Milanese farmland has remained unchanged over the centuries, despite the fact that over the years the expansion of the city and its urbanisation have seriously jeopardised the authenticity and productivity of farming. To this end, the Parco Agricolo Sud (Southern Agricultural Park) was created at the end of the 20th century, whose main mission is precisely to protect and promote our land, a heritage to be safeguarded as a guarantee for the future.

THE FARMHOUSE TODAY

The farmhouse still retains its typical square courtyard structure where all the dwellings, the farmhouse with rooms for overnight stays, the communal areas dedicated to refreshments and classes, the well-stocked food shop and the service buildings overlook the farmyard, the centre of farm life.

Under the ‘barchessa’, the typical roofing tile roof, the airy and spacious porch houses a cosy outdoor lounge, where we host visitors and where we often organise barbecues, aperitifs, snacks, recreational and cultural activities.

WHAT WE PRODUCE AND OFFER

In addition to the organically cultivated fields and the barn where we breed Limousin and Garronese cows, at Cascina Gaggioli you will find:

A well-stocked shop, open Wednesday to Saturday.

Direct sale of our products such as meat, sausages, organic carnaroli rice, wheat flour, maize flour, rice flour as well as a selection of cheeses, honey, vegetables, eggs, beer wine, olive oil (EVO), jams, pulses, saffron and other organic agricultural products.

An area reserved for private lunches and dinners, classes, seminars and team building days. A dining room with exposed brickwork, a private kitchen, a secluded flower garden, a loggia with a pleasant view of the farmyard and surrounding fields, and a lounge with a fireplace. 

Agriturismo with 11 rooms and one two-room apartment, with B&B service.

ABOUT US

The people who make Cascina Gaggioli special

We share the same vision of always focusing on quality, both professionally, in the care and respect for the land, and in our relationships with each other and with all those who come to the farmhouse.

Davide is our tireless factor with a contagious smile.

Samuele, Antonino and Roberta are in the shop putting experience, wisdom and tradition at the service of good and healthy eating.

Josephine and Cris welcome and take care of farmhouse guests.

Jid from the Indian Punjab to the Gaggioli fields and stable.

Monica from the office organises and supervises everything.

"An amazing stay surrounded by nature"
Marie Eriksonn
Finland

CONTACTS

Call, write or visit us at the farm!

Call us

We will be happy to answer all your questions

Write to us

Send us an e-mail or fill in the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Visit us

You can see the farmhouse with your own eyes, savour country life and buy organic products from our shop. Cascina Gaggioli Via Selvanesco 25, 20141 Milan

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