A 17th Century farmhouse in the heart of Milan transformed into a new public space
Cascina Cuccagna is the most central of public farmhouses in the Milan area and was the subject of an exemplary urban regeneration project aimed at the restoration of the ancient seventeenth-century structure in order to transform it into a new space dedicated to cultural and social activities. Today is a much-loved meeting point, open to the public, where many activities and projects come to life related to the development of sustainable lifestyles, food issues, ethical production and consumption, reuse and recycling. Cascina Cuccagna is a true rural outpost in the city centre, able to enhance, in lifestyle and in daily practice, the vital relationship between the town and the countryside. The Cuccagna Project is an initiative of Associazione Consorzio Cantiere Cuccagna (ACCC)
The Community Groups
Cascina Cuccagna is a place that welcomes the desire of people to come together and plan initiatives open to the neighborhood and the city, thus creating new opportunities for socializing. Cascina Cuccagna daily life is enriched by volunteers, who around common interests gather in groups, always ready to welcome new people willing to invest passion, time and energy.
B.D.T. CUCCAGNA - TIME BANKING A community of exchange, in which the unit of measure is not money but time. Meeting: Thursdays 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
BARAMAPA - CHILDREN, MUMS AND DADS Parents who organize activities with and for their children. Currently in search of volunteers with new energy and ideas. Info: email@example.com
CINEMA E TEATRO IN CASCINA Proposes a cultural program that ranges from theatre and film, music and reading. Meeting: Mondays from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
G.A.S. CUCCAGNA Chooses and buys food product, respecting the environment, the people and labour. Meeting: Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Info: email@example.com
GRUPPOVERDE Cultivates the common vegetable garden of the Cascina and organizes workshops on issues related to nature. Meeting: Saturdays from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
PORTE APERTE Organizes readings, debates and other activities for women 50+ who wish to discuss cultural and social topics. Meeting: Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
PASSALIBRO Promotes reading and book exchange as an instrument of relationship between people. Meeting: Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Info: email@example.com
What we do
INFORMATION POINT Il Punto d'Incontro is the "front door" of the Project, where a group of passionate volunteers welcome those arriving, provide information on current activities, listen to proposals of the territory, encouraging active participation. Open from Tuesday to Friday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. and on occasions of events. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESENT YOUR PROJECT Associations, groups and individuals who have a good idea and the will to achieve it, in Cascina Cuccagna find people listening to them, collaboration, space and the possibility of synergies with other projects. Info: email@example.com
HELP DESK A free service offering orientation in the legal (civil and criminal), tax consultant, architectural, energy saving, condominium management, family relationships, distance mothers/women. Upon reservation, twice a month, on Mondays and Fridays. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
PUNTO PARCO AGRICOLO SUD MILANO An information point in the centre of Milan on the South Milan Agricultural Park, where you can discover activities, reception facilities and hospitality, thematic routes and guided tours. Open Tuesdays - Fridays 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. and on occasions of events. Info: email@example.com
FARMERS' MARKET A market with a short chain where to find fresh, seasonal and organic products directly from manufacturers and artisans of the area, with a guarantee of quality at the right price. Every week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
WINE CELLAR The wine shop Vigne di Giotto offers a selection of great wines from small wineries, representing the high quality and the wine tradition of the main Italian wine regions. Open Mondays and Sundays 11:00 - 10:00 p.m. Info: www.vignedigiotto.it
RESTAURANT AND BAR Un Posto a Milano offers recipes based on the best seasonal resources of the territory. Bread, pasta and desserts are homemade. Wide range of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Chef Nicola Cavallaro. A project of Associazione Aprile - esterni. Open from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 01:00 a.m. Info: www.unpostoamilano.it Tel. 02/5457785
HOSTEL Born thanks to the co-financing of the Lombardy Region, the hostel Foresteria Un Posto a Milano offers travellers, students and tourists sleeping accommodation for 16 persons with a choice of small and large rooms that overlook the rural courtyard of the Cascina. A project of Associazione Culturale Aprile - esterni. Open every day. Check-in 24 hours. Info: www.unpostoamilano.it - email@example.com
SPACE FOR EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS Cascina Cuccagna is an impressive and unique location in Milan available to associations, businesses, government agencies and citizens for various events, public, private and corporate. Premises rich in atmosphere, courts and garden. Internal catering, wi-fi, exhibit space and service audio-video on demand. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 02/83421007
COMMUNITY GARDEN An open area for cultivation, experimentation and teaching where a group of volunteers share activities and practices in the field related to gardening. Meeting: Saturdays 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Info: email@example.com
WOODWORK CUCCAGNA A space dedicated to self-production, to repair and reuse of wooden objects: a workshop, a laboratory, the ideal place to free the craftsman that is in us. A project by Associazione Breadtree. Sponsored by Bosch. Open on Saturdays 10:30 -18:30 p.m. and on demand. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
BICYCLE WORKSHOP CUCCAGNA A workshop in which to exchange knowledge and experiences and spread the culture of creative recycling. On Saturday afternoon, open laboratory repair and maintenance procedures and bicycles repair. A project by Associazione Ciclofficina Cuccagna. Open monday to Friday 8:30 - 19:30 p.m. Saturday from 3:00 - 7:30 p.m. Info: email@example.com
CHILDREN AREA Altrotempo is a space where parents, grandparents, nannies and children from zero to ten years old can socialize, play, discuss, and share experiences. A project in support of parenthood of Cooperativa Diapason. Open Monday - Friday 9:30 - 1:00 p.m. and on occasions of events Fb: Altrotempo Tel. 340/7038275
CUCCAGNA FOR SCHOOLS Educational itinerary and guided tours aimed at kindergarten classes, primary and secondary levels during school hours and outside school hours. Experiences and workshops on various topics that teach children to become more aware of the environment and nature. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
COURSES AND WORKSHOPS Practical workshops, courses and meetings for adults and children, from morning to night on so many different topics: nutrition, welfare, herbal food, creativity, movement and much more. The updated programme on www.cuccagna.org. Info: email@example.com Tel. 02/83421007
Support the Cuccagna Project
With the Tessera Sostenitore (Supporter Card) you can support a major project with a small gesture. Subscribe to it means helping Cascina Cuccagna remain an economically sustainable project, offering a wide range of activities to the neighbourhood and the city. A real challenge given the constant need for the ACCC to seek new resources for the maintenance of the premises and to ensure the progress of the activities and projects.
The Supporter Card is available at the Punto d'Incontro, costs 10€ and entitles you to discounts and special offers for activities in Cascina, and at selected theaters, shops and events in Milan.